ConocoPhillips Science Experience


This program provides 3-4 days of fun hands-on science in universities and tertiary institutions for year 9 and 10 students. The program is supported by the Australian Science Teachers Association, Rotary, Young Scientists of Australia and the Universities.

The programs take place in university laboratories and lecture theatres in universities and tertiary institutions around Australia in late 2014 and early 2015. Participants perform experiments in the university laboratories, meet and hear university lecturers in the university lecture theatres, and walk around and experience what it is like to be on a university campus. More than 40,000 students have taken this rare opportunity. Each program is designed to provide those who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work.

The program also provides information about further studies in science, technology and engineering. It highlights the wide range of careers that allow students to pursue their interest and abilities in the sciences.

Applications close at different times of year for the schools held at different universities around Australia. The cost in 2014 is $150 per student for the 4 day program but all travel and accommodation costs must be met by the participant. More details and the application form can be found on the website  Applications for the 2014-2015 program start in September 2014.

Further information is also available from Bruce King (, district chairman of the Summer Schools Committee.