Annabelle accepted into National Science program Annabelle accepted into National Science program

Year 11 student Annabelle will soon immerse herself in the world of science after being accepted into the National Youth Science Forum program in January next year. 

The National Youth Science Forum Year 12 Program (NYSF) is a 12-day residential program based in Canberra, aiming to inspire Australia’s leading young scientists.

“I’m so excited, particularly to be surrounded by lots of like-minded students who also love science,” she said.

“The event I’m looking forward to most is an internet conference with the CERN head scientist, focusing on the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and highest-energy particle collider in the world.” 

Annabelle said she has always aspired to be a doctor, but the Forum may help her explore other career paths.

“I’m looking forward to gaining insight from experts into many different fields at the NYSF; Physics is one of my biggest passions and I would love to find a way to incorporate that into my career,” she said.

Annabelle, who is also a UQ Science Ambassador, recently helped organise a week of activities for St Rita’s College students as part of this year’s National Science Week celebrations.

Annabelle helps younger students with an experiment during National Science Week

“I love science because it helps me to look beyond our own world, our solar system and even our galaxy,” she said.

“It makes me feel like I’m discovering the secrets of the universe and I’m really excited to learn more.”

The National Youth Science Forum is held from 4 – 13 January 2021 at the Australian National University.

We are welcoming enrolment enquiries. Click here for more information.