Apr 26, 2023 6:30 PM
Theo Varvaressos
National Youth Science Forum

During the 2022-23 summer school holidays, Year 12 student Theo Varvaressos spent two weeks surrounded by many highly-regarded scientists and like-minded students exploring the opportunities available to budding scientists post the HSC. The experience was split into two weeks.  Week one was online, where participants networked with industry experts and a range of different scientists such as CEO of Lockheed Martin (an Australian defence contractor), the NSW state recipient of the Australian of the Year Professor Veena Sahajwalla, and UN scientists and board members. Week two saw participants traveling to a variety of labs specialising in computer science, quantum computing, biomedical sciences, and environmental chemistry. Participants also visited universities, a nuclear reactor, spoke with professors, attended lectures, conducted experiments, and attended a range of social events.