Students in Australia are turning away from science. In response to this problem, The University of Queensland has established the Bright Minds™ Project. This initiative includes an integrated package of resources and programs designed to encourage students to study science through school and university, and build a society which values science and scientists. The project includes the Advanced Study Program in Science, which provides an enhanced learning environment for high-achieving undergraduates. The Program uses a number of innovative educational approaches to help sustain students’ interest in science, and enhance their critical thinking skills.

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Bringing bright minds back to science - The advanced study program

Helen Byers   The University of Queensland

Paula Myatt   The University of Queensland

Elizabeth McGraw   The University of Queensland

Michael Bulmer   The University of Queensland

Susan Hamilton   The University of Queensland

Students in Australia are turning away from science. In response to this problem, The University of Queensland has established the Bright Minds™ Project. This initiative includes an integrated package of resources and programs designed to encourage students to study science through school and university, and build a society which values science and scientists. The project includes the Advanced Study Program in Science, which provides an enhanced learning environment for high-achieving undergraduates. The Program uses a number of innovative educational approaches to help sustain students’ interest in science, and enhance their critical thinking skills.

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