Science selection 

COOTAMUNDRA’S Keira White has been selected to participate in the National Youth Science Forum in Perth next year. 

The Science Forum is a 12-day, non-stop work-life experience exploring a diverse range of science career options. 

Chosen from a field of almost 1300 applicants going into Year 12 in 2014, Keira was nominated by the Rotary Club of Cootamundra in Rotary District 9700. 

Students are selected based on a comprehensive evaluation process undertaken by more than 500 Rotary Clubs from each of Australia’s 21 Rotary districts. 

The National Youth Science Forum has operated for 30 years and this history has resulted in the development of a unique program that brings together the elite of Australian high school science students. 

Keira will join other students in a mix of laboratory visits at university and industrial research facilities, as well as the opportunity to meet and talk with leaders from the scientific world. 

Science Forum director Damien Pearce said the forum gives students hands-on experiences in diverse areas such as quantum physics, climate change, marine science, surgery, engineering and more. 

In addition, participants engage in a series of energetic debates where they question the legal, political and ethical implications of science’s hottest topics. They also consider the communication challenges related to talking about science. 

Keira is naturally thrilled about her selection and said she can’t wait to participate in the forum. 

While Rotary has backed her selection in the program, Keira is hoping others may jump on board to sponsor her to get to Perth to take part in the forum. 

Call Keira on 0439 165 966 if you can help. 

 ALL SET: Cootamundra local and Hennessy Catholic College student Keira White, now in Year 11, has been chosen to take part in the National Youth Science Forum early next year.

ALL SET: Cootamundra local and Hennessy Catholic College student Keira White, now in Year 11, has been chosen to take part in the National Youth Science Forum early next year.