Border and North East high school students are getting "real" science experience at La Trobe University this week.
The Albury-Wodonga campus welcomed their first batch of year 11 and 12 students on Tuesday as part of its Science Outreach Program.
Rutherglen and Wodonga high school students were introduced to univeristy-level science and scientists and helped solve real-time problems.
Associate professor Susan Lawler said the program runs across five campuses as a way of introducing students to scientists working in a research and tertiary teaching environment.
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"This experience reveals for students the critical relevance of science in the wider world," she said.
"They participated in interactive workshops with committed scientists seeking science-based solutions to some of society's biggest challenges.
"The program ties in nicely with our new science labs which are being built for next year to coincide with the new Bachelor of Biomedicine degree."
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