Students to be mentored in sciences
Four talented Taranaki students are off to Wellington next week for some high-level scientific learning.
The four students, Faith Araba and Yani Remoto from Hawera High School and Tasmin van Bergen and Breanna Camden from New Plymouth Girls’ High School, have been selected to be part of a group of senior secondary school students tasked to find answers to challenging questions posed by scientists at an event called Powering Potential.
Organised by Royal Society Te Apa¯ rangi in partnership with Freemasons New Zealand, Powering Potential brings many of New Zealand’s most promising science students together from all over New Zealand to work alongside a scientist or PhD student, who will act as their mentor over three days. The students work in teams of five on a question submitted by their mentor. The students will then research, investigate and collaborate to provide recommendations.
To be selected for Powering Potential, each student was required to submit an in-depth application and video, which focused on their own science strengths or how they have contributed to an area of science in their school or community. The students have been selected as they are serious about going on to study science at a tertiary level and have demonstrated a passion for science.
All costs for the students, including flights, accommodation and social activities, are covered by Royal Society Te Apa¯ rangi, Freemasons New Zealand and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Faith Araba is one of the four Taranaki students selected for a science-based challenge in Wellington next week.