Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander science students wishing to join young people from across Asia in a celebration of science and friendship at the 2014 Asian Science Camp are invited to apply for a scholarship, sponsored by Charles Darwin University (CDU).
Open to Indigenous science students in Year 12 or first year university, the CDU Asian Science Camp Indigenous scholarship will be awarded to the student who best communicates how they will benefit from the experience, and how they will share that experience with their community when they return.
The scholarship winner will travel as part of the Australian delegation to attend the camp in Singapore from 24 to 29 August. During the six-day program students will meet, listen and learn from some of the world’s greatest scientific minds, including Nobel Laureates and celebrated researchers.
In addition to the world-class science on offer, students will also enjoy cultural excursions and opportunities to work collaboratively and develop friendships with like-minded peers from across Asia, Oceania and the Pacific.
Last year’s scholarship winner, Year 12 student Avea Sabatino, felt the Asian Science Camp was all about the power of sharing culture, science and humanity without any prejudice or bias.
“The Asian Science Camp provides Indigenous students with the ability to raise their profile internationally within the Asian community (I received a lot of interest from people who were keen to know about Indigenous Australian culture) but also to bring this experience back to share with other Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians,” Avea says.
The Asian Science Camp is the brainchild of Nobel Laureates Professor Yuan-Tseh Lee and Professor Masatoshi Koshiba, and has been held in Taiwan, Bali, Tsukuba, Mumbai, Daejeon and Jerusalem in previous years.
The scholarship will cover the travelling costs associated with attending the Asian Science Camp plus any accommodation and meal expenses incurred whilst in transit to and from the camp. All accommodation and meal costs associated with attending the camp will be covered by the hosts convening the Asian Science Camp.
Applications must be submitted online before 27 April 2014 at www.asi.edu.au
Catch the highlights from the 2013 Asian Science Camp HERE.
Charles Darwin University aims to be recognised nationally as a leader in Indigenous tertiary education and in the learning, teaching and understanding of Indigenous knowledges. Through its programs and pathways the University aims to significantly contribute to the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of Indigenous people and communities in the Northern Territory and beyond.
Australian Science Innovations is a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing high quality science extension programs that inspire, challenge and raise the aspirations of students in science. The organisation aims to redress Australia’s skill shortage by encouraging students to study science and consider careers in science or science related fields.