A bit of science in school holidays
FOR many teens, school holidays filled with science might not seem appealing – unless you are a teen like Caleb McKenna.
The Year 11 Warwick Senior High School student was one of 140 from nine countries selected to attend the Professor Harry Messel International Science School (ISS) at the University of Sydney during the two-week break.
Caleb, who studies top level maths, physics and chemistry, said he was proud to be one of only five West Australians chosen.
The year 11 and 12 students attended inspiring talks by leading researchers, including television and radio science guru Karl Kruszelnicki, tours of scientific labs and got their hands dirty on a range of experiments and activities.
Caleb said he enjoyed getting a feel for university life, attending lectures and tutorials.
He said he hoped to pursue a career in science and that the ISS would help him decide which area he wanted to study.
The Madeley resident was the third Warwick SHS student to attend ISS. Leah Maxwell attended in 1985 and Nicole Mauger in 1989.
Caleb McKenna at work in the lab. d470901