Year 10 Science students Bethiah Thomas and Sarah Van Vreumingen have been selected as delegates to the ANSTO “Big Ideas” Forum held at Lucas Heights, Sydney.
Out of 1000’s of entries across Australia, they were selected as 1 of only 11 groups nationwide to attend the forum. Science Coordinator, Mr Seymour was thrilled with the result. “Their selection is a great reward for two passionate scientists who will represent the College with pride,” Mr Seymour affirmed.
Choosing only 22 students from across our nation, the ANSTO Big Ideas Forum gives the winning students a chance to meet world class nuclear researchers and work hands on with these great minds using industry leading instrumentation.
ANSTO’s goal for this program is to ‘select students who are creative and passionate and recognise that this generation of STEM equipped young people will be the ones to take our society into an innovative rich future’.
Sarah and Bethiah will be accompanied by Mrs Jaimie Bailey and will spend 4 days working with ANSTO scientists, focusing on their ‘big idea’ and discussing current scientific problems and possible solutions.
As well as this the students will have the unique opportunity to tour the OPAL Reactor, Centre for Neutron Scattering and Centre for Accelerator Science.
“The experiences being offered by ANSTO are once in a life time and the students and I are thrilled to be going along!” commented Science Teacher Mrs Bailey.
Well done girls!
Have a listen to their answer to ANSTO’s question below:
What problem would you like to see scientists solve for the future?