The Barry Marshall MicroBlitz Internship was launched in January 2019 with the aim of developing and sharing STEM activities with the wider community. The program has been supported by funding from the State Government’s Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.
Led by Internship Ambassadors, Professor Barry Marshall and Professor Andrew Whiteley, entrance to the internship is selected on merit, and each semester eight UWA undergraduate science students are accepted as part of the Science Work Placement Unit. The internship attracts students as it provides a unique multidisciplinary experience across the UWA Schools of Biomedical Sciences and Agriculture and Environment.
The program continues in 2021 thanks to the support of UWA and The McCusker Charitable Foundation
To date, the Barry Marshall MicroBlitz Internship has hosted 40 interns and delivered STEM activities to more than 2000 Western Australian high school students.