A Science holiday and much more!
During the recent summer break, Cameron Chandler attended the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) – which is a two-week conference in Canberra. Cameron was one of only three students from Geelong, and 400 across Australia, exploring the versatility of paths offered to tertiary students considering a career in science, technology, engineering, arts or mathematics (STEAM). Among the highlights for Cameron were the chance to explore the engineering processes behind eye-tracking software to ensure distraction-free driving, and his visit to NASA’s Deep Space Communication Complex.
“They were in contact with the Cassini probe orbiting Saturn while we were there! But the best experience was having the opportunity to question Professor Rolf Landua at the CERN facility where the Large Hadron Collider is housed.”
The conference helped Cameron clarify some of the questions regarding his science pathway, however to his surprise, he was also impacted on a personal level!
"I have come back with so much more confidence and faith in myself. The forum pushes you to communicate effectively to relay ideas, while providing the opportunity to approach scientists and CEOs alike to push the boundaries of your thinking. After engaging with top lecturers and students from around the nation, you can’t help but gain valuable connections - both personal and professional - that will last a lifetime.”