Calrossy student's ideas top the nation

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Julia Lim and Katie Doherty are off to Sydney. Photo:Gareth Gardner 191016GGB01

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Julia Lim and Katie Doherty are off to Sydney. Photo:Gareth Gardner 191016GGB01

TWO high school students from Tamworth are among an elite group of 22 students to be selected to attend a national forum.

Year 10 students Julia Lim and Katie Doherty were among 11 pairs of students who applied for selection to attend the  Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s Big Ideas Forum.

The competition was open to year 10 students Australia-wide and required each team to produce a 40 second video, which asked scientists about the issue they wanted to see them solve for the future in society.

The diligient students asked if it would ever be possible to vaporise food, store it in the atmosphere, distribute and condense it to where it is needed most across the world. 

“Excitingly, our girls were selected from an applicant field of over 180 to attend the forum,” Teacher Mary Koch said.

”This is an exceptional achievement given only 22 students were selected Australia-wide, the girls were commended by the selection panel for both their creativity and passion for science that they demonstrated in their presentation.”

The girls, along with their teacher have won an all-expenses paid trip to Sydney in November, where they will have the opportunity to meet with leading researchers who are exploring science to improve health and protect the environment.

The initiative was made possible through the school’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program.

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