Are you a senior high school student interested in trying your hand at your own scientific research project? Whether you are looking for a Science Extension research project and mentor or just interested in getting started in science research now, we invite you to take part in SciX@UNSW, taking part annually in January.
SciX@UNSW supports Science Extension students and other keen high school students to complete their research projects by providing them with access to UNSW Science’s world-leading researchers, research tools and facilities. Students are placed in small groups focused on a particular research area and technique. Each group’s UNSW Science mentors, current PhD students and practicing researchers, will introduce students to research and tools at the frontier of scientific knowledge, supporting students in developing their individual hypothesis and carrying out their independent research project.
The centrepiece of the SciX experience is a one-week intensive summer school. SciX2022 will take place on 17th - 21st January from 9 am to 4:30 pm daily.
Applications for SciX2022 are now closed; if you are interested in the January 2023 program, please provide your details here to be notified when information becomes available.
All projects will be offered on-campus, with the Astronomy, Batteries, Cognitive Science, Human Genome, Spectroscopy and Quantum Computers program also available for online students.
How It Runs
Our leading academics and science educators have designed a set of tools, resources and equipment to support students to investigate their selected line of inquiry around a specific research topic. The research projects offered are overseen by our academic research staff and are delivered primarily by our research PhD students. You can view a selection of our previously delivered projects below.