Gifted and talented

An impressive total of six IGS students have been selected into the University of Sydney’s Gifted and Talented Science Discovery Program.

Max Scurrah-Rose of Year 9 along with Amelia Milne, Parker Floris, Luke O’Connor, Emil Hasche and Donovan Lecours of Year 10 will have the opportunity to engage with the University’s teaching staff and current researchers, and have access to first-class facilities on campus during the July workshop at the University.

“These students are performing in the top 5 per cent of NSW for Science knowledge, so it’s a huge achievement and credit to them,” said Science Educator and STEAM Innovator Claire Loh.

Past workshop projects have included laboratory sessions to explore the biology of humans and animals, plus DNA discoveries, as well as hands-on chemistry sessions engaging in a range of chemical detective challenges.

In addition students will further their understanding of physics, learning about tsunamis and wavelengths, radioactivity and starquakes, telescopes and astronomy plus rockets and space travel.

IGS congratulates all students who applied for this highly competitive program. Those who narrowly missed out in this instance are encouraged to apply for similar opportunities in future.