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Mentor Science+ Science Extension at UTS

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Science Extension enables students to pursue their passion for science. The NSW HSC subject requires students to engage with complex concepts and theories and to critically evaluate new ideas, discoveries and contemporary scientific research. We speak with Dr Lisa Cabral from the University of Technology Sydney to learn the opportunities for both students and mentors.

Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

About UTS Mentor Science+ Science Extension

HSC Students are challenged to examine a scientific research question influenced by the study of one or more of the scientific disciplines.

Uniquely for this HSC subject, students will produce a detailed scientific research report that reflects the standards generally required for publication in a scientific journal.

Science Extension lays a foundation for students to pursue further study in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) based courses offered at the tertiary level, and to engage in new and emerging industries.

UTS works with schools to place students together with mentors to do real scientific research.

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About Dr Lisa Cabral

Lisa completed her undergraduate degree Bachelor of Science in 1989 at The Flinders University of SA, completed her PhD in 2003 at UNSW and completed her Graduate Diploma of Education in 2014. Lisa is an experienced researcher/educator, with 12 years teaching undergraduate, honours and PhD students in the School of Medicine at the University of New South Wales, 9 years teaching with CSIRO’s Scientists in Schools partnership, 4 years as a Medical Ethics tutor to First- and Second-Year Medicine students and 9 years experience teaching Science to secondary school students. She has a strong partnership with the Science Teachers Association of NSW (STANSW), being a presenter and convenor for STANSW Meet the Marker Conferences and Professional Learning Communities and is currently editor of the journal Science Education News. Lisa is excited to be leading and delivering teaching activities within the Faculty of Science HSC Mentor Science+ Science Extension program to foster and build relationships with NSW High School Science communities.

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Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

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