Local Students Excel in Science and STEM
Glenmore Park High School are extremely proud to congratulate 3 of their students April Abela (Year 11), Jimmy Mayers and Lara Bogic (Year 8) for their successful applications to participate in STEM projects of national significance.
April Abela’s successful application to participate in the National Youth Science Forum to be held in Canberra in 2019, placed her as one of the 600 top young scientists in Australia selected, a massive achievement! She was outstanding in the rigorous screening process which included an application, a speech and an interview demonstrating her passion for science and her critical thinking skills. She demonstrated an exceptional understanding of the nature of science, the scientific method and the importance of scientific discovery in the future.
As a result, she will be spending 10 days based at the Australian National University in Canberra during January 2019 meeting and learning from university lecturers and scientists at CSIRO, Geoscience Australia, Mount Stromlo Observatory, Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and Biomedical laboratories. April’s participation in this internationally recognised program is going to be an incredible experience.
Lara Bogic and Jimmy Mayers (Year 8) made successful applications to the Annual Space Squad Camp in Canberra. They are 2 of 50 students Australia wide selected for the upcoming camp in Canberra during the October holidays. Over 5 packed days, they will be immersed in Space and the Space Industry. They will learn about space, meet scientists, engineers, physicists, astronomers and astrophysicists who are working on NASA missions.
They are expected to visit and experience the Advanced Instrument and Technology Centre (AITC) and touch satellites, look at dwarf galaxies orbiting around Centaurs A, hear about how stars collide and learn about the first ripples in space which are known as gravitational waves. The students will also be visiting NASA deep space communications complex, experiencing launching rockets and flying drones. Their passion for science and astronomy is contagious and the school can’t wait to hear all about what they have learnt when they get back.
Congratulations April, Lara, Jimmy and Mr Mulcahy, for his guidance throughout. We look forward to even more great exceptional achievements from these students in the world of Science and STEM.