A local Coonabarabran student is one of more than 60 young women nationwide to participate in an academic workshop in Canberra this week, supported by the Federal Coalition Government.
Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said he is pleased Heaven-Leigh McAway-Davis of Coonabarabran High School will benefit from the opportunity.
“Congratulations to Heaven-Leigh, who is participating in the 2019 Curious Minds Summer Camp in Canberra this week,” Mr Coulton said.
“This program brings together young women from all over Australia to pursue their interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), backed by the Federal Government.
“It’s a great opportunity for Year 9 and 10 girls to explore their interests and build confidence in STEM subjects.
“I hope Heaven-Leigh will learn new skills and find inspiration from leading thinkers within the STEM community.
“It’s great to see that students from my electorate are pursuing their passion for STEM, and developing skills that are vital to future jobs and our future economy.”
The Curious Minds Summer Camp is being held from 8-13 December 2019 at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, and involves guest lectures, excursions and other on-campus experiences.
After attending the academic camp, participants will experience six months of one-on-one mentoring and coaching.
More information on the program is available at www.asi.edu.au/programs/curious-minds