Thomas James from Christchurch whose interests vary from scuba diving, snowboarding and rock climbing to science has been selected to attend the Asia Science Camp in China this July.
I am a Year 12 student at Burnside High School in Christchurch. I feel extremely privileged to have been given the opportunity to attend the Asia Science Camp in Shantou, China this year.
I enjoy problem-solving and applying scientific principles to the problems I see in everyday life. I like trying to create solutions which will benefit others. I am inspired by what other people have been able to achieve by thinking creatively to overcome challenges and find a new way of doing things. I am really looking forward to getting to know and being inspired by all those I meet at the Asia Science Camp.
I like a challenge and enjoy spending time in outdoor pursuits, I scuba dive, mountain bike, hike, rock climb and snowboard as well as compete in: triathlon, Rogaine and orienteering events. I am passionate about encouraging others to extend themselves by trying new things in the outdoors and in applying science and technology to projects to help others in the community.
I would like to study engineering at university as I’d like to continue to develop the skills I have to find new ways of helping others. I am very grateful to the Royal Society Te Aparangi for the opportunity I have been given and I look forward to using it to help and inspire others.