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Calling all science students

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

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Edith Cowan University (ECU) is looking for high school students with a passion for science to take part in the annual Siemens Science Experience at the Joondalup Campus.

The Siemens Science Experience gives high school students, who are about to enter Year-10, the opportunity to spend three days on a university campus and experience a different kind of science.

The experience involves hands-on experiments, group workshops, mini-lectures, open forums and social games led by ECU students and staff.

This year participants will take part in activities involving forensic chemistry, climate change modeling, aquatic creatures, sports science and astronomy.

ECU's event organiser Nardia Bordas says the Siemens Science Experience gives students a chance to investigate their options by giving them a taste of real university science before they pick upper school subjects.

"The idea behind the experience is to inspire high school students to keep studying science by giving them a taste of university study," she said.

Nardia says that most people have a very old-fashioned idea of what university science is all about, but the students have a new found enthusiasm for science by the end of the program.

"Science involves so much more than test tubes and white coats - it has a part to play in motor racing, water conservation, space travel and aviation," she said.

The Siemens Science Experience is an annual event open to any students about to start Year 10.

"Anyone can take part, all you need is an interest in science!" says Nardia.

The Siemens Science Experience runs from 13 to 15 January 2009 at ECU Joondalup.

Visit www.scienceexperience.com.au to register before Monday, 15 December or contact Nardia Bordas on 6304 5116 to register after this date.

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