Scitech and Rio Tinto's 2018 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 surroundings to undertake scientific research and make a real contribution to the Western Australia, and global, science communities.
Throughout the course of their project, each student will: develop a research plan; write a literature review; carry out scientific research; write a scientific report; create a scientific poster; and present their research to a variety of audiences, including judges, in a science fair-style event. 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.
A culminating, science fair-style event to showcase and celebrate the students’ science projects will see two students awarded the opportunity to take their projects to the Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition in 2019!
|Expression of Interest for Students / Application period||26 March - 6 April|
|Mentors Expressions of Interest / Application period||26 March - 6 April|
|Students and Mentors Matched||11 April|
|Presentations / Science Fairs||Early September|
For more information, contact the program coordinator Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org.