Learning Science globally
Three Year 12 students have recently received acceptances to participate in overseas student conferences. We look forward to hearing about their experiences on their return.
The 10th Asian Science Camp, Bengaluru, India
After my participation in the 2016 Australian National Chemistry Olympiad Summer School, I applied and was accepted for the 10th Asian Science Camp. The 10th Asian Science Camp, takes place in Bengaluru, India from 21-27 August. It is a residential camp that “aims to enlighten science-talented youth through discussion and dialogue with top scholars in the world, and to promote international friendship and cooperation among the best young students of the next generation from Asia, Australia and Oceania.”
I will be engaging in conversation with Nobel Laureates and world-distinguished scientists to learn about how we can solve emerging global challenges such as climate change, sustainable living, and food and water supply to a rapidly growing population. As one of the nine Australian delegates and the only delegate from Queensland, I feel extremely honoured to represent Queensland Academies at the 10th Asian Science Camp. I’m very excited to meet the 240 talented students from a total of 28 countries, experience Indian food and culture, as well as learn more about how I can make a difference to the world.
Follow my journey to India by liking the Australian Science Olympiads Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AustralianScienceOlympiads)!
London International Youth Science Forum
Year 12 QAHS students, Omar Wood and Bianca Byfield were chosen to attend the 58th London International Youth Science Forum 2016, following their attendance at the National Youth Science Forum this year. Omar is currently attending this Forum in London. Conference speakers include Nobel Prize Winner – Professor Ada Yonath, TWAS/UNESCO Director – Professor Romain Murenzi, UKAEA Director – Professor Steve Cowley, Professor Monica Grady (OU), Professor Clare Elwell (UCL), Dervilla Mitchell CBE (ARUP) and Dr Peter Wothers (Cambridge).
There will be a number of scientific visits across the United Kingdom including departments at Imperial College London, University College London, University of East Anglia, Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Along with this, there will be visits to leading industrial sites including Airbus, Rolls Royce, Royal Society and HR Wallingford, as well national centres for research into Space, Fusion Energy and Oceanography.
Mr Mark Cooper
HOD Science & Enrichment