Out of this World Experience for Ryan

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17-year-old student Ryan Le Roy, from Regentville, was recently selected to participate in the 2019 International Science School (ISS) Frontier Science at the University of Sydney, where he undertook a two-week residential program of talks, tours, activities and social events with world-renowned science professionals.

Ryan was chosen as one of 140 of the top science students from both Australia and around the world to take part in the program.

“I was recommended by my chemistry teacher at school to apply for the ISS program for the Winter break and had to supply documentation of my previous achievements and academic results. After waiting three months, I was chosen as one of 140 international students from the thousands of applications” explained Ryan.

“During the program, I was able to engage with some of the greatest minds from the 21st century, ranging from NASA Flight Director Matt Abbott to Astronomer Jocelyn Bell Burnell. There were many talks about up and rising frontiers of science that included quantum computing to genomics. Apart from the lectures, I was also able to take part in various workshops that varied from DNA sequencing through to astronomy” he added.

The intensive science-based program allowed Ryan to work with professionals and study new fields that he had never previously considered before as a career.

After completing his studies at Jamison High School, Ryan plans to study a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Sydney, where he hopes to utilise his experience in innovating the industry of prosthetics and supply aid to those in need.

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