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High school students visit Wollongong uni

wollongong university lectureWOLLONGONG University will welcome high school students from Bulli, Woonona and Corrimal this month as part of 2014 National Science Week celebrations.

UOW’s Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health together with the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences and the Faculty of Social Sciences, will host four days of hands-on science enrichment activities for high school students studying Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth and Environmental Sciences in Year 11.

Year 11 science students from public high schools between Bulli and Kiama will attend UOW’s main campus for one of four Enrichment Days, where they will take part in a practical laboratory session and attend a science lecture presented by UOW Diploma of Education students. The high school students will also participate in a ‘Meet a Scientist’ session in which they will hear about cutting-edge research and get an insight into what it’s really like to be a scientist.

Event Coordinator Dr Melissa Thompson from UOW said: “This series of enrichment days is a great opportunity to showcase science research and career options as well as the opportunity for school students to participate in hands-on science activities in University laboratories.”

National Science Week is an annual celebration of science in Australia and will be celebrated from August 16 through to August 24.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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