The Science Experience
The Science Experience is a flagship RMIT event held annually in January that brings over 100 Year 10 high school students on campus to RMIT for a three day immersion program. Over the three days, volunteer RMIT students facilitate the learning and engagement of the high school students through hands on, active workshops.
Why The Science Experience?
High schooling experiences for students vary vastly from school to school and have significant impacts on the opportunities available to students. The STEM field in-particular is often a disengaged for high school students for a range of reasons. The objectives of the science experience at RMIT include:
- providing high school students with an experience of what life is like studying in the tertiary sector
- engaging high school students in areas of study within STEM in a fun & active learning environment
- providing high school students with an opportunity that builds awareness of STEM and future employment pathways
Develop professionally whilst motivating others
Participation in The Science Experience at RMIT provides volunteers with valuable graduate attributes through training and on-the-job experience.
Science experience volunteers:
- improve their communication skills
- develop their social and cultural awareness
- demonstrate their work readiness
- are provided with opportunities to work with diverse groups
Sounds great! How do I get involved?
Applications to become a science experience volunteer are open to those students who study within the College of Science, Engineering & Health at RMIT University. You can either be an undergraduate or postgraduate student and you must have completed at least one year of study at University.