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Science Opportunities

Our Senior Science students have so many opportunities to explore and learn.

The QUT Vice-Chancellor’s STEM Camp is a fun and challenging experience for high achieving Year 11 students to accelerate their understanding and exposure to research and innovation in STEM. This annual STEM Camp takes place over five days in the September school holidays, and this year three Citipointe students were accepted: Kate Andersen, Tiaan Dippenaar and Jasmine Avery.

 

QIMR Berghofer Medical Institute

Year 12 student, Jiaqi (Lily) Zhu, enjoyed a work experience placement where she learnt skills in pipetting, electrophoresis, DNA extraction, making gels and PCR amplification.

 

UQ SPARQ-ed Program at the TRI

Year 10 student, Julia Yamazaki, participated in this 5-day program.

The week was spent in the lab at the SPARQ-Ed facility at the Translational Research Institute, where we worked with various researchers and other students to investigate the impacts of multiple Aurora Kinase Inhibitor drugs on the cell cycle regulation “G1 tetraploidy” checkpoint. This information has implications for the development of the aforementioned drugs for the treatment of HPV linked cancers. I found that the independence we were given allowed us to step outside of our comfort zone and delve into the exploration of new concepts at a higher level, which was extensively fascinating. After having attended, I think I have a greater understanding of the place that the field of science has in the world. –  Julia Yamazaki

 

UQ Young Scholar’s Program 

Dates: Sunday 25 Nov – Thursday 29 Nov 2018

Year 11 Students: Tiaan Dippenaar and Caleb Wishart will attend a five-day (four-night) residential camp at the St Lucia campus.

“Students will gain valuable insights into university life and fields of study they may not have encountered as part of the school curriculum. They will hear from leading thinkers and engage in discussions and collaborative forums in group settings. A range of social, sporting and cultural activities will complement the academic program.”  UQ

Date posted: October 26, 2018