On Wednesday 20th of September 2017 HSC Study Lab and Macquarie University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering hosted more than 150 high school science students on Macquarie University campus as part of a joint Science@MQ event.
The students were from HSC Study Lab partner schools including Mosman, Burwood Girls, East Hills Technology Girls and Strathfield South High Schools. Students were divided into smaller groups to experience hands-on biology, chemistry and physics activities in the science labs and around the campus. These activities were facilitated by academics from the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
The students and their science teachers also went on a campus tour and had a Q&A session with a group of Macquarie University science students across a variety of degrees. Macquarie students were asked questions about the content of their courses, and the differences between high school and university study. The high school students were interested in the fieldwork, excursions and exchange programs Macquarie students have completed during their pursuit of a science degree.
One Burwood Girls student commented: “I really liked seeing how a university works and what it’s like to go there!”.
We loved having science students from our partner schools on campus getting to know Macquarie, and are hoping to organise more events like this in the future.