Scots College student selected to attend London Youth Science Forum and CERN
Scots College Year 13 student Andrew Tang has been one of just seven New Zealand students to receive the Royal Society Te Apārangi Scholarship from over 300 applications to visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland and also to attend the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF).
The three week trip begins at LIYSF, a two-week residential science conference held at Imperial College London, which will include lectures and demonstrations from leading scientists, visits to research and scientific institutions and world class laboratories and universities. LYISF attracts 500 of the world’s leading young scientists aged 17-21 years from more than 65 participating countries. “LIYSF aims to give a deeper insight into science and its applications for the benefit of all humankind; and to develop a greater understanding between young people of all nations.”
After LYISF has finished the students will visit CERN where they will hear some of the scientists talk about their work and get to see some of the complex equipment that scientists use. On their way to Geneva, the students will stay in Paris for two nights and visit some of the sights.
Andrew, a passionate scientist, has attended many different science camps around New Zealand and is excited for this opportunity to visit these world class facilities and scientists first hand. He hopes this will help guide his decision on what he would like to study next year and his future in the sciences.