St James Students to Represent at 2021 National Youth Science Forum

Latest News Wednesday, 23 Sep 2020

Two St James College students have been accepted to attend the National Youth Science Forum, an annual event run by youth for youth to encourage their passion for science. 

Congratulations to Year 11 students Wilson Kisembo and Max Stanes who have been accepted to represent St James College at the National Science Youth Forum in Canberra in January 2021. 

The NYSF Year 12 Program is a 10-day residential program designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage continued studies in these fields.  

At the forum, Year 12 Program participants will: 

  • Visit science and technology related laboratories and facilities
  • Go on site tours
  • Listen to lectures
  • Take part in workshops
  • Go to social events
  • Participate in group activities that improve communication and presentation skills.

Wilson escaped from the war-torn Congo with family, was in a refugee camp, and has only been in Australia since 2018 and English is his fifth language. Wilson is an excellent student who loves science and sees the benefit of it in solving global problems such as securing drinkable water, vaccines and health care. 

Max is a very high achieving Year 11 student who loves science and has dreams of a future in this area. 

Support is being provided by the Rotary, Brisbane High Rise and other clubs for students to participate in this program.