Science Students Selected for National Forum

Three Year 11 students have been selected to attend the 2016 National Youth Science Forum, to be held at the Australian National University (ANU) in January next year.

Whilst Blue Mountains Grammar School has regularly had one representative each year at the NYSF, to have three students selected for the one forum demonstrates the very high standard of Science education offered at BMGS.

Keira Jebb, Barnabas Gall and Ashlee Negrone (pictured) will be attending this prestigious two-week Residential programme, which will bring together approximately 200 students from across Australia.  The students will visit laboratories, listen to leading scientists speak about their work, debate and discuss national and global issues, develop their communication skills and enjoy the dynamic of working with students with common interests and goals in a university setting.

This news was received on the week that another BMGS student, James Trihey (Year 12) departed for the London International Youth Science Forum as a result of his participation in the NYSF in 2014.  James was also of great assistance to Keira, Ashlee and Barnabas in their candidacy for the 2016 Forum.

Whilst the Residential programme will cover all fields of Science, all three students have a keen interest in Biology and seek to pursue a degree which incorporates the further study of Science at university level.

The NYSF began operations with Rotary in Australia some 30 years ago, with the aim of ‘nurturing and encouraging young Australians to be the next generation of leading scientists and engineers supporting a sustainable future for Australia’.