Science

SciX School Outreach Program


Welcome to the UNSW Science Extension Program


SciX@UNSW links NSW Year 12 high school students studying Science Extension with UNSW researchers to work on projects that allow students to follow their own line of enquiry whilst accessing the resources and expertise of our scientists. We have projects offered by every school in the Faculty of Science.

How it runs

Our leading academics have designed a set of tools, resources and equipment to support students to investigate their selected line of inquiry. The projects offered are overseen by our academic research staff and are delivered primarily by our research PhD students. You can view the projects on offer below.

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Star formation in the Orion region
Physics
Photonics
Tiny tractor beams – manipulating microscopic particles with light
Physics
Approx Spectra
Using approximate spectroscopy to find indicators of life on other planets
Chemistry
Astrobiology
The potential origins of cell-based life
Biology
Vision Science
Quantifying saccadic suppression in patients with and without ocular disease
Biology
eye tracking
Detecting operator fatigue using eye-motion metrics
Biology
Pathogen
Modelling infectious diseases
Biology
Climate Change
Predicting the future climate/ What will our climate look like in 2100?
Earth & Environmental Science
Marine Heatwave
Marine heatwaves
Earth & Environmental Science
Aircraft
Aircraft wing design
Physics
quantum_computer
Testing the fidelity of a quantum computer
Physics
radiation
Investigating the effects of radiation on DNA
Biology
Alloy
Developing new metallic alloys
Chemistry
cognitive_psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Biology