Youth ANZASS is a residential national conference for 40 selected science students in Australia and New Zealand.
The conference gives students a broad perspective on the aims and practice of scientific endeavour including the application of science in the real world.
It also allows students to meet like-minded peers and other young adults who share their passion for science.
Liam (pictured), who is in Year 11 and likes studying engineering, applied for the opportunity because he said it would be a great experience.
“I am most interested in engineering, specifically aerospace and mechatronics excite me because I can combine my strengths of computers, math and science,” Liam said.
“Since I was young I have always been fascinated at how our world works and how we accomplish near impossible feats of ingenuity.
“I like these areas because they are dynamic and evolving. It gives me the ability to transfer things from paper to computer to physical reality.”
Science teacher Kathryn Macnish encouraged Liam to apply for a spot at the conference.
“Liam is a talented student and very enthusiastic,” she said.
“As teachers we are constantly on the look out for opportunities that will enrich learning for our students.”