The University of Sydney offers a Science Extension Mentoring Program, linking high school students with PhD mentors to support their science investigation skills development during the HSC Science Extension course.
The Science Extension Mentoring Program is designed to support the development of science investigation skills in high school students undertaking the Science Extension HSC course by offering them one-to-one advice from a PhD mentor who will follow the progress of their science investigation throughout the HSC year.
Students will be able to ask their mentors for personalised suggestions and tips on how to:
- design their scientific investigation
- carry out data collection
- analyse the data
- approach arising challenges throughout the investigation
- draw meaning from their results
The program endeavours to match students and mentors by disciplines of interest and expertise.
The Science Extension Mentor Program is conducted via online pathways (e.g. email, video conferencing) or by phone and always under the supervision of the student’s teacher. Contacting times throughout the program are flexible, and are as agreed upon between teacher, student and mentor.
Applications for the program are open from Monday 14 October to Friday 15 November.