Students Selected for National Youth Science Forum
In January, these girls will choose to attend a camp in either Brisbane or Canberra, where they will gain a broader understanding of the diverse study and career opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
As stated by Stephanie, some of the activities involved in this program include “visiting science related laboratories and facilities, going on site tours, listening to lectures, attending social events and participating in workshops”.
Fortunately, both Stephanie and Madeleine have been sponsored by the Rotary Club of Applecross, who have made large contributions to the cost of their NYSF experience.
The selection process for this program was no easy task. Firstly, the students completed an application, in which they were required to discuss their hobbies, interests, co-curricular activities and reasons for wanting to attend the program.
Following this, the applications were shortlisted and the girls were invited to attend the district selection day. Here, they participated in a general interview, gave an impromptu speech on a mystery STEM topic and worked on a problem-solving group project.
Shortly after, the girls received a notification informing them of their successful selection for the NYSF program.
When asked what they aim to gain from this experience, Madeleine stated that she hopes to “gain a sounder understanding of what career pathway I would like to take”.
Similarly, Stephanie said she wishes to “gain the skills and confidence to determine what career I want to pursue”.
There is no doubt these girls’ passion for science and discovery will lead them to success in the NYSF program, as well as in their future studies and career. We wish them the best of luck!