A Quick Overview of the ISS Program
Everyone will arrive at the ISS by the afternoon of Sunday 7 July 2019. That evening we will have a welcome event, a briefing for the program ahead, and some fun ice-breaker events to give everyone a chance to get to know each other.
Most weekdays at the ISS will run something like this:
||Breakfast at the boarding accommodation|
|9am||Travel by bus to University of Sydney|
|10am||ISS Lecture Series — an inspiring research talk by a leading scientist|
|11:30am||First Activity — split into groups for experiments, tours etc|
|1pm||Lunch at The University of Sydney|
|2pm||Second Activity — more science awesomeness around the university|
|3:30pm||ISS Lecture Series — second of the day’s science lectures|
||Dinner at one of the University of Sydney’s residential colleges|
|7pm||Bus back to Kincoppal Rose Bay school Social activities|
|curfew 10:30pm, lights out 11pm|
The middle weekend of the two weeks at the ISS provides the opportunity for a bit of time off, and you’ll have a chance to take part in many different social activities organised by our fantastic volunteer staff team at the boarding accommodation and around the Sydney area.
The ISS program officially ends on Saturday 20 July. Most overseas and interstate students will fly home that day, and local Sydney students will be collected by their families that morning.
The ISS lecture Series
The backbone of the ISS scientific programme is the lecture series. Each ISS we bring leading scientists from the University of Sydney, across Australia and around the world to talk about their cutting-edge research. Usually we run two lectures a day, each an hour long with around 20 minutes for questions afterwards. We will be recording the lectures and putting them online after the program finishes.
To see the lectures from past ISS programs go to: youtube.com/thesydneyiss
Morning and Afternoon Activity Sessions
Usually we will run two sessions each day for activities such as laboratory tours, hands-on experiments and seminars, covering a wide range of scientific disciplines — geoscience, biology, physics, astronomy, robotics, psychology … You will be organised into groups of around 20 students to attend these sessions, with one or two staff members to assist each group.
My perspective on the world has changed over the two weeks. I have made some amazing life-long friends, and I have had the most exciting and wonderful time here at the ISS. Thank you for the most wonderful two weeks of my life. — Student at ISS2017