The Young Scholars Project is a Widening Participation module which has been developed with the financial assistance of the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP). Staff from the Access and Diversity Unit at The University of the Sunshine Coast were responsible for the design, development and delivery of the Young Scholars Project pilot which was rolled out to Year 10 students at Kawana Waters State College in 2016.

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The Access and Diversity Unit would like to thank the following people for their generous assistance in the development and delivery process:

Jim Bailey: Head of Science, Kawana Waters State College, Sunshine Coast
Senior Science staff and students of Kawana Waters State College, Sunshine Coast

USC academic  and professional staff:

Dr Graham Ashford: Deputy Head of School, Science and Engineering
Theresa Ashford: Academic Developer
Angela Hansen: Educational Designer
Belinda Chapman: Curriculum Developer
Dr Kerry Rutter: Head of Preparation Pathways
Dr. Ipek Kurtboke: Senior Lecturer, Environmental Microbiology
Dr. Florin Oprescu: Senior Lecturer, Public Health and Health Promotion
Dr. Ayo Olofinjana: Senior Lecturer, Engineering Materials
Daniel Shelley: Lab Technician (Microbiology and Biotechnology)

The University of the Sunshine Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and study. The University pays its respect to local indigenous Elders past, present and emerging and recognises the strength, resilience and capacity of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.