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DAN­ISH Khan is just 15 but he has his eye on a fu­ture in science.

The Townsville Gram­mar School stu­dent spent part of his school hol­i­days at the Queens­land Ju­nior Physics Olympiad in Bris­bane.

Dan­ish was one of 48 Year 10 stu­dents cho­sen to at­tend the five- day pro­gram at the Univer­sity of Queens­land. Stu­dents took part in fo­rums, work­shops, ex­per­i­ments and in­ter­ac­tive dis­cus­sions with tu­tors.

“They were pretty much teach­ing us firstyear physics,” he said. “It was bet­ter than just stay­ing at home play­ing Xbox and sleep­ing. I got to study, meet some friends and do some dif­fer­ent things.

“The whole ex­pe­ri­ence, not only was it fun but it was chal­leng­ing, which made it more fun.”

Dan­ish is in­ter­ested in nan­otech­nol­ogy and ro­bot­ics but said he wasn’t quite sure what the fu­ture would hold apart from study­ing physics in se­nior school. “Cur­rently, I’m hop­ing to do en­gi­neer­ing,” he said.

Pic­ture: EVAN MOR­GAN

LEARN­ING FAC­TOR: Dan­ish Khan at­tended the Queens­land Ju­nior Physics Olympiad in Bris­bane over the hol­i­days.

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