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Indigenous high school students get hands on with biomedical engineering

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Image: Students attending a practical workshop at RMIT University last year.

The University of Melbourne’s biomedical engineering precinct will showcase some of its world-leading research to this year’s Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School (VIEWS) cohort.

The group of 17 students, who come from a mix of city and regional schools across Australia, will participate in a pig knee dissection, see a 3D printer produce hip replacements, and have a walk through Bio21 Institute’s new research wing currently under construction.

VIEWS is a partnership between RMIT, Monash University, Swinburne University and the University of Melbourne, and takes Year 11 and 12 Indigenous students, who have enrolled in a Maths and Science subjects, to the universities over the course of a week.

Two VIEWS students from last year’s intake are now enrolled in university courses. One student is undertaking an engineering discipline, having been selected as a recipient of the Vice Chancellors scholarship for 2017, while the second is now studying Arts Law.

The 2017 program will run from 1- 8 July. For more information visit the VIEWS website.

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