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Events for school students and parents

Events for primary and intermediate students


Virtual Incredible Science (being relaunched for July 2017)

We are delighted to announce that Virtual Incredible Science (www.incrediblescience.co.nz), our open online resource, is being revamped and launched for July 2017. Aimed at primary and intermediate aged children, is a virtual learning experience including interactive games, designed to encourage students to discover the magic of science.

The 2017 edition will include updated activities covering a multitude of science areas alongside a virtual 'mini-degree' competition, where your child's school class could be in for a chance to win an exciting prize!

Visit Virtual Incredible Science.

 

Incredible Science (physical day for schools) 

After a two year hiatus we are happy to announce that Incredible Science will be back in July 2017. Our scientists are planning an exciting, educational and fun filled day for intermediate students in Years 7 and 8. We’ll have the magic of chemistry, the marvels of physics and the beauty of mathematical shapes and patterns. We’ll have cool rocks and fossils, we’ll talk about the ocean and the creatures who live there. Enter the dark room to see and learn about fluorescent proteins. Meet a robot and be amazed by the displays of our computer scientists.

Schools in Auckland will be invited via email to this event and the majority of emails in our database are generic 'office@schoolname.school.nz'. If you are a teacher and would like to be contacted directly please email us.

Due to an overwhelming response from schools all over Auckland, Incredible Science 2017 is already fully booked.

If you are a teacher and would like to be added to our mailing list for next year please email your school name and email address to incrediblescience@auckland.ac.nz

 

BASF Kids Lab

The BASF Kids Lab programme is a ‘hands-on’ learning day where children can experience the magical world of chemistry through safe and fun chemical experiments. In partnership with the School of Chemical Sciences, BASF Kids Labs is held over two days at our the city campus.

For more information contact:

Dr Peter Swedlund
Email: p.swedlund@auckland.ac.nz

 

Support with CREST Awards projects

Academic staff from the Department of Physics and the School of Chemical Sciences offer project support for primary students participating in the CREST awards scheme. This international scheme was designed to encourage school students to be innovative, creative, and to problem solve in science, technology and environmental studies. Numbers are strictly limited.

Find more information about the CREST Awards.

For more information please contact:

Associate Professor Cather Simpson
Email: c.simpson@auckland.ac.nz

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Events for secondary students


Courses and Careers Day

The University's largest event of the year is our open day, named 'Courses and Careers Day'. Tour the campus, speak with tutors and lecturers, receive information about programmes offered at the Faculty of Science, and get a sense of life at the University.

Find more information about the next Courses and Careers Day

 

Futures

Futures Evening is an annual event hosted by the Equity Office and The Faculty of Science. We invite year 12 and year 13 students from around the North Island to join us in an exploration of science-based careers and provide the opportunity to meet role models from various careers in science, for example law, banking, forensics, information technology, research, management and medical writing.

Find more information about Futures

 

Computer Science lecture (for high school students)

High school students are warmly invited to attend one of our Computer Science lectures. 'COMPSCI 111 Mastering Cyberspace: An Introduction to Practical Computing' is a fun and accessible introduction to computing and to university life.

Find more information about the public lecture

 

Support with CREST Awards projects

Academic staff from the Department of Physics and the School of Chemical Sciences offer project support for primary students participating in the CREST awards scheme. This international scheme was designed to encourage school students to be innovative, creative, and to problem solve in science, technology and environmental studies. Numbers are strictly limited.

Find more information about the CREST Awards.

For more information please contact:

Associate Professor Cather Simpson
Email: c.simpson@auckland.ac.nz

 

New Zealand Chemistry Olympiad Training Camp

Each year a team of four secondary students has the chance to participate in the International Chemistry Olympiad, selected from a group of around 20 who have attended a training programme and camp to prepare them for participating in the olympiad.

Find more information about the Chemistry Olympiad Training Camp.

For more information contact:

Dr David Salter
Email: d.salter@auckland.ac.nz

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Events for parents


Parent seminars

Parent seminars offer parents and secondary students the chance to learn more about the University of Auckland's undergraduate programmes. Our Schools Partnership Office representatives give information on admission, scholarships, services and accommodation, and answer all your questions.

To find a seminar in your area visit the Events for parents, caregivers and school students page.

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