24 science loving Year 11 Brigidine students have partnered with The University of Queensland (UQ) to become UQ Science Ambassadors. The long-established UQ Science Ambassador program celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Brigidine College has participated in the program for 10 of these years. Ms Rebecca Harris, Brigidine Science teacher (pictured right), was one of our first student UQ ambassadors!
The exciting program challenges students to develop their leadership abilities and communication skills, and offers them the chance to connect with like minded students across Queensland.
“Our dedicated ambassadors champion Science which is a passion area for many students at our College,” shared Debra Guthrie, Curriculum Leader Science.
UQ provides support for our ambassadors through email updates, monthly quizzes, a closed Facebook group and invitations to attend events.
We also have the absolute privilege of hosting Dr Gurion Ang (Dr G), an engagement and teaching-focussed academic from UQ’s School of Biological Sciences.
Dr G inspires students to apply scientific thinking in a fun and engaging way.
In addition to these ambassadors, over 100 students are also Science reps at Brigidine College.
“This is close to 15% of all students which is heart warming for a Science teacher,” Debra added.
We love all things Science at Brigidine and cannot wait to see students flourish in their learning throughout 2020.