Growing Regional and Agricultural Students in Science

The University of New England's Growing Regional & Agricultural Students in Science (UNE GRASS) program leads the development and delivery of education programs that inspire students towards science careers, and helps create high-calibre science graduates who are business-ready for Australia's primary industries.

The repertoire of activities and opportunities for science school teachers and students run by the UNE GRASS program include the Industry Placement Scholarship, Teacher Professional Development event and the Science Investigation Awards, running in combination with Science in the Bush (Far Out Science).

Discover the UNE GRASS experience.

Events calendar

Please expand the box below to view key dates for UNE GRASS activities.

GRASS Events Calendar

UNE GRASS activity


2016-17 Industry Placement Scholarship (IPS) Industry Placements

Nov, Dec 2016 & Jan 2017

2016-17 IPS Student Reporting Back, The ’Stro, UNE

Feb 2, 2017

IPS School presentations

May 2017

IPS applications due

Prior to end June 2017

Early bird Teacher Professional Development (TPD) rego

Aug 1, 2017

Teacher PD close of registration

Oct 16, 2017

2017-18 IPS Student camp

Oct 9 & 10, 2017

Far Out Science

Nov 9 & 10, 2017

TPD Event

Nov 30 & Dec 1, 2017

2017-18 IPS Industry Placements

Nov & Dec 2017, Jan 2018

2017-18 IPS Student Reporting Back, Booloominbah, UNE

Feb 15, 2018

Industry Placement Scholarship

Showcasing the broad range of exciting careers supporting the primary industries to Years 11 and 12 students. Includes a student camp, industry placement, and reporting back on the scholarship experience.

Scholarship Details

Teacher Professional Development

A two day event, including evening dinner function, giving teachers the opportunity to learn about science and research developments supporting local primary industries.

TPD Details

Science Investigation Awards

From 2016, the Science Investigation Awards event for students in Years 7-10 will be in digital format, and will be combined with the Science in the Bush event at UNE. The combined event is called Far Out Science. The contact email for this event is


Susanna Greig
Science Education Officer
The University of New England's Growing Regional and Agricultural Students in Science (UNE GRASS)

Phone: +61 2 6773 2809 or +61 457 562 680

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