WEHI DeadlyScience Pathways Program

Supporting young First Nations students in their science journeys.

The WEHI DeadlyScience Pathways Program is designed to engage and inform Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students about opportunities in science and STEM-related education and employment pathways.

Participating Year 9 and 10 students will build their knowledge of biomedical science through lab-based experiments and practical hands-on research activities.

The pilot DeadlyScience Pathways program was held in 2023 and saw students from across the country to be immersed in the world of STEM.

What to expect

The program is a three-day immersive experience held at WEHI’s Parkville campus.

Students will:

  • meet and interact with some of the world’s leading scientists
  • understand the questions medical research is seeking to answer
  • become familiar with the use and function of key scientific apparatus such as microscopes
  • learn about STEM-related work and study pathways opportunities
  • develop a network of peers from all across the country, while gaining first-hand experience in WEHI’s laboratories.

Each participant will receive a show bag, along with information provided by WEHI and other stakeholder engagement teams from CareerTrackers, the University of Melbourne, and WEHI.

How to get involved

The DeadlyScience Pathways Program will take place between 22-24 October 2024.

Expressions of interest for the 2024 program are now open. Please download and complete the EOI form and email it to our team at pathways@wehi.edu.au.

Expressions of interest will close June 9 2024.


If you have any further questions or queries, please contact us at pathways@wehi.edu.au.