National Youth Science Forum
Congratulations to the seven Year 11 PLC Sydney students who have been selected for the 2017 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF), to be held at the Australian National University in Canberra in January next year.
Alison Chen, Sarah Kemp, Stephanie Lee, Jade Lin, Emma Liu, Laura Sweeting and Emma Tanevska will attend the 12-day residential program, for students entering Year 12 who are passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The NYSF is a most prestigious event. Applicants must provide evidence of academic success, gain sponsorship from their local Rotary Club, and face a series of rigorous selection panels. PLC Sydney students who attended the 2016 Forum played a significant role in inspiring and mentoring the applicants for 2017. With only 400 students from across Australia and the Pacific selected to attend, we are delighted to have such strong representation from PLC Sydney. This is the third consecutive year where we have had seven successful candidates.
The Forum introduces students to world-class research and scientists; last year the students were thrilled to chat with Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt. Students conduct experiments in the field and in laboratories, they are provided access to research facilities and museum collections. NYSF alumni never fail to return with a great passion for research and learning. The forum establishes lifelong networks within the scientific community, fosters strong communication and interpersonal skills and an interest in global issues.
We wish the girls all the best when they take part in this significant and worthwhile opportunity.
Image (from top left): Jade Lin, Laura Sweeting, Stephanie Lee, Sarah Kemp, Alison Chen, Emma Tanevska and Emma Liu.