SPARQ-ed wins Award
Lions Medical Research Foundation has a commitment to the SPARQ-ed (Students Performing Advanced Research Queensland) program which is a unique educational facility founded as a partnership between the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute and the Department of Education and training located with the Translational Research Institute (TRI) in Brisbane.
Students from around Queensland are offered opportunities to participate in week-long programs that allow them to conduct an experimental project in conjunction with one of TRI’s world renowned biomedical research groups. To encourage participation across Queensland, the Foundation, offers scholarships to students from regional and remote Queensland designed to assist in costs associated with travel and accommodation.
Late in 2017, the SPARQ-ed team received a well-deserved accolade in the Department of Education and Training’s 2017 Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools and Industry Partnerships.
They shared the Award with Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre, Toohey Forest and Brisbane Urban Environmental Education Centres who were partners, working collaboratively on their STEM Horizons for High Achievers program. Congratulations to the SPARQ-ed team.