Out of 12,000 applications, two Wagga students have been selected to attend a national forum to broaden their horizons and passions for science.
Year 11 students from The Riverina Anglican College, Johanna Evans and Abdallah Farah have been selected to attend the National Youth Science Forum in Canberra.
The forum is a competitive summer school program dedicated to exposing 600 students to major scientific institutions and researchers in science, engineering and related disciplines.
The selection process was very competitive, with more than 12,000 students across Australia applied and were interviewed by Rotary members.
Johanna is hoping this experience will develop her science skills and expand her knowledge of the technologies for a career in chemistry or forensic science in the future.
“I love science and a friend came back and said it was the most amazing experience and I really look up to her as a leader and so I want to gain from it like she did,” Johanna said.
“What I love about this program and what separates it from other programs, is that we will be able to take what we’ve learnt and apply it in the future, rather than just learning.”
Johanna and Abdallah will spend two weeks during the school holidays totally immersed in cutting-edge science and exploring their interests in chemistry and medical science.