Know a science-mad teen? Apply for the International Science School






There are still a couple of weeks to apply for the The Prof Harry Messel International Science School at the University of Sydney. If you know a teen who’s into science what more could they want than two weeks of inspiring talks and activities with talented students from across the world?

The International Science School — the ISS — is an amazing, all expenses paid two weeks of science at the University of Sydney. 140 top young scientists from years 11 and 12, from around Australia and across the world, come together for inspiring talks by leading researchers, tours of scientific labs, hands-on experiments and activities, and a packed social program.

The ISS is on Sunday 2 July to Saturday 15 July 2017. Every ISS has a theme around which they set the program of talks and activities — the theme for the ISS2017 is “Future Power: The Energy Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions Ahead”.

During ISS2017 all 140 students will live for the two weeks at Kincoppal Rose Bay School. Each day they will travel to the University of Sydney for scientific talks, lab tours, experiments and other hands-on activities. Evenings and weekends there will be plenty to keep the young scientists busy: trivia competitions and movie nights, a harbour cruise, the ISS Gala Reception, bush walks, city tours, and more. And, importantly, it’s all expenses paid.

Students must apply to attend the ISS, and are selected on academic merit and leadership qualities. Students are assessed equally regardless of whether they are from the city and country, or attend a public, private or independent school.

The ISS is only on every second year, so now is the only chance for a teen in year 11 or 12 to participate. Applications close on the 17th of March.

Look this is one of the most inspiring opportunities around for young scientists. And the only reason I’m not waxing more lyrical about it is that one of Geek in Sydney’s spawn is applying to attend – and who wants more competition? Seriously, though, this is an opportunity that should not be passed by.

All of the details are on the ISS website. Go there now.

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