This newsletter is to keep Young Achiever’s especially those of you at secondary school that have a strong interest in science and technology subjects, up to date with current opportunities such as travel scholarships; science news; Royal Society competitions and programmes and notification of visits from international scientists to New Zealand. If you have any questions regarding these opportunities then please contact Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Talented School Student Programmes
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- BAYERBOOST SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS CLOSE IN ONE WEEK.
- ANNOUNCEMENT OF FREEMASONS SCIENCE STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD
- Marie Curie Lecture Series – Napier, Christchurch, Auckland
- ScienceTeller Festival, 15-19 November 2011, Dunedin
- University of Canterbury Community Open Day
- Carter Observatory
Five BayerBoost scholarships will be awarded in 2011. Three of these scholarships will be specifically for undergraduate students and two will be for Yr13 secondary school students. Applications need to be received by 30 September 2011Please visit: http://www.bayerboost.co.nz/
For students that are entering Yr13 or Yr13 in 2012 and who have been selected for Hands-on-Science. For more information please go to: http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/programmes/funds/freemasons-secondary-school-student-travel-fund/
- To all of you have participated in your regional science and technology fairs!
- Congratulations to the New Zealand Informatics Team who attend the International Olympiad for Computer Programming. Two team members won bronze medals being Jamie McCloskey and Logan Glasson who attend Burnside High School.
There are three lectures to come in this year-long Marie Curie lecture series being run by the Royal Society of New Zealand to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry.
- Napier – “From the Bottom Up” by Professor Alison Downard, 7.30pm, Wed 26 October, Exhibition Hall, Napier War Memorial Conference Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier.1.
- Christchurch – “The Light Fantastic” by Dr Cather Simpson, 7.30pm, Tues 8 November, Room 108, Law Building, University of Canterbury, Christchurch.
- Auckland – “The Wonderful World of Enzymes – insights into drug design, catalysis and molecular evolution”, by Associate Professor Emily Parker, Wed 9 Nov, 6.30pm, The Auditorium, Auckland Museum, The Domain, Parnell, Auckland.
The point at which science and storytelling meet is being celebrated in the inaugural ScienceTeller Festival held by the University of Otago’s Centre for Science Communication from 15-19 November 2011.
The ScienceTeller Festival has attracted some of the world’s great storytellers of science, including Jay O’Callahan, author and performer of the NASA-commissioned story on space “Forged in the Stars”, and internationally renowned theoretical physicist and speaker Professor Lawrence Krauss, author of “The Physics of Star Trek”. It will provide talks by some of the best storytellers in the business, plus films, writers’ workshops and exhibitions. Delegate registration is open now at www.scienceteller.com
The College of Science is providing many of the activities available at the University of Canterbury Community Open day, to be held on Saturday October 1st from 10:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Activities are many and varied, and aimed at a range of age groups. Do take a look at theinformation below and think about bringing family members, asking for this to be put in your school diary, and telling your friends and neighbours about the day.More information is here: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/community/
Navigational nights at the Carter Observatory—1000 years of navigationCarter Observatory in Wellington is hosting a series of special talks by guest speakers, replacing their normal late Tuesday nights:
Tuesday, 27 Sept, History of European navigation with Dr Julie Teetsov;
Tuesday, 4 Oct, Maori navigation with Anaru Reedy (Pana Tinua).
Doors open at 6.30 pm, presentations begin at 7 pm.Adults, $18; children, $8; special concession $13.Bookings are essential. Please phone 04 910 3140;Email: email@example.com