Scitech and Rio Tinto's 2019 Beijing Bound program is an opportunity for year 10 students from Karratha and Busselton to develop and undertake an original scientific research project with mentorship from Rio Tinto science graduates. This is a unique opportunity for students to combine their passion for science with their knowledge of their region, undertake scientific research, and make a real contribution to Western Australian and global communities.
Under the guidance of a Rio Tinto mentor, students will develop and undertake a research project. The results of this project are presented as a final report, and as an oral presentation at a local showcase competition. The aim is that students will increase their knowledge, capabilities, and confidence in STEM and will gain a greater awareness of STEM careers and Australian research in their communities.
The competition winners will present their work at the Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition in 2020, where they will engage with scientists, teachers, and students from around the world.
|Student applications and Mentor expressions of interest open||4 March|
|Student applications and Mentor expressions of interest close||14 April|
|Students and Mentors Matched||19 April|
|Projects Start||29 April|
|Projects End||23 August|
|Presentations / Showcase||Late September|
For more information, contact the program coordinator Erin at email@example.com.