Students selected to attend Youth ANZAAS   9 May 2012

Twenty two senior secondary school students from around New Zealand have been selected by the Royal Society of New Zealand to attend the Youth ANZAAS (Australia New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science) event in Dunedin. They will be joined by 21 secondary school students from around Australia.

 

Over the six days the students will be immersed in many science activities and lectures that have been organised in conjunction with the University of Otago and the International Science Festival. They will visit the Anatomy Museum, Department of Zoology, New Zealand Marine Studies Centre and Invermay Agricultural Centre.

 

They will listen to and participate in workshops on neuroscience, genetics and food chemistry and hear international scientists such as Dr Alice Roberts and US Astronuaut, Stephanie Wilson give presentations. It will be a very full six days before the students travel back home.

 

Excellent academic results and a passion for science are the reasons these students were selected from over 300 who applied.

 

Eighty per cent of the student’s total costs will be supported by the Freemasons Charity Science Travel Award (FREESTA).

 

The students selected are (in regional order):

 

North Shore, Auckland

Beth Yeung, 17, Rangitoto College, Auckland

Lixing Wei, 16, Westlake Girls’ High School, Auckland

 

Central Auckland

Shanthi Gore, Mt Albert Grammar School, Auckland

Jenny Cao, 16, St Cuthbert’s College, Auckland

Jackson Dowie, 17, ACG Senior College, Auckland

 

South Auckland

Gomathi Rajasekaran, 17, Manurewa High School, Auckland

Richard Ngo, 17, King’s College, Auckland

Jamie Beaton, 17, King’s College, Auckland

David Barredo, 16, Otahuhu College, Auckland

Kester Rebello, 16, Marcellin College, Auckland

 

East Auckland

An Ran Chen, 17, Macleans College, Auckland

Tushar Taneja, 17, Botany Downs Secondary College, Auckland

 

Bay of Plenty

Rhiannon Bond, 17, Bethlehem College, Tauranga

 

Hawkes Bay

Kate Puanaki, 16, St Joseph’s Maori Girls’ College, Napier

 

Manawatu

Apurva Kasture, 17, Palmerston North Girls’ High School

 

Nelson

Charles Norton, 16, Nelson College

David Bishop, 17, Nayland College, Auckland

 

Canterbury

Joyce Wong, 16, Riccarton High School, Christchurch

Carlos Smith Diaz, 17, Cashmere High School, Christchurch

Daniel Oram, 17, Mt Hutt College, Canterbury

 

Southland

Steven Robbie, 17, James Hargest College, Invercargill

Rachel Taylor, 17, Menzies College, Southland

 

 

(The Royal Society of New Zealand)

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