From 4th-16th January we attended the National Youth Science Forum, held at the Australian National University in Canberra. It was an amazing experience focused on networking with like-minded students from across Australia and around the world, as well as opening our eyes to pursuing careers in the science and engineering fields. We had the privilege of meeting many extraordinary people who have accomplished great things within this field, including Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt. As well as focusing on science and future careers, the forum also promoted personal and social development through social events and team building exercises. Although it was all amazing, moments that stood out were; our visit to Questacon, lab visits, tour of Parliament House, video conference with CERN (Large Hadron Collider) and the many social events including formal dinners, sports and the concert. We were extremely fortunate to attend the forum and would encourage others to apply, as it is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will help us in the future and with our studies in the coming year.
Evie Tripp & Ella Hardam-Hill, Year 12

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