The centrepiece of SciX is the intensive one-week summer school from 17th - 21st January 2022, hopefully in-person (see COVID plans below). Ten project-focused research labs will be complemented by varied science and university experiences taking advantage of the expertise and facilities at UNSW.
During this summer school, students will be taught cutting-edge research tools and knowledge and supported in developing and investigating their own hypothesis and research question.
Each research project will run with a small group of SciX students with one or more research mentors. The researcher mentors are usually UNSW Science PhD students who have spent several years working on this area of scientific research. Each research project is also overseen by one of our senior academics.
As well as the one-week summer school, as part of SciX students are provided with:
- Online project-specific pre-work and readings
- Online research skills training
- Online programming training
- Three Zoom Q&A opportunities in late November/early December, late February and early May