Training Science Communicators and Future STEMM Stars

BioMedVic is investing in the next generation of science communicators by hosting three Masters student interns from the University of Melbourne. The students, who are undertaking a unit in science communication, have been teamed up with scholars of the BioMedVic Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) working at the Bionics Institute and at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI).

UROP is a unique and highly competitive scheme providing undergraduate students with first-hand experience of research in the biomedical sciences, through paid casual employment in research teams. Through UROP, BioMedVic provides employers with a budding research talent custom-matched to the requirements of their research laboratory.

The science communication interns will be documenting UROP science stories from the research frontline under the supervision of BioMedVic Engagement Manager Dr Viviane Richter.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for upcoming scientists and science communicators to get together and tell a great science story,” said Viviane. “I’m excited to see what they come up with!”

We will be sharing the stories they produce with Melbourne’s wider research community through the BioMedVic newsletter and social media channels. Stay tuned – not only to find out more about some of the cutting-edge research projects happening in Melbourne but also to meet the next STEMM superstars.

Learn more about UROP here.