Advanced science Year 10 students Christy Bower, John Matthews, Alessia Borraccino, Chern Qi Gan, Sara Htaik and Kyle Selby learnt through hands-on experiments with top scientists at Perth Convention Centre.
‘Our students were thrilled to meet up close and personal Nobel Prize winner Barry Marshall who discovered the bacteria that cause stomach ulcers,’ Kingsway’s head of science Siew Yap said.
‘They then had the opportunity to talk and work with 2014 ATSE (Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering) Clunies Ross Award winners in fun, informative workshops. All attending acknowledged that it was truly inspiring and rewarding.’
Student Chern Qi Gan said Dr Marshall was in his science textbook so it was a shock to see him face to face.
Fellow student John Matthews enjoyed meeting Clunies Ross Award winner San Thang, from the CSIRO, in the ‘speed meet a scientist.’
‘The day was entertaining and fascinating,’ he said.