The 27th Rotary National Science and Technology Forum will be held in Auckland, 14 to 28 January 2017.

Rotary Club of Wellington North will be represented by Stephanie Cheevers, a year 12 student at St Margaret College.

Rotary and the Tertiary Institutions of Auckland conduct this two week full residential programme.  This is a programme for OUTSTANDING  all round science, maths and technology students in Year 12 who will be returning to Year 13 and are planning to study the sciences or technology at tertiary level.

By the end of the Forum students should have better understanding of the tertiary courses they wish to follow and a fuller appreciation of the place of science and technology in the wider community. The Forum also provides an opportunity for high achieving students to spend time with similar minded people. The experience gained invariably result in overall personal growth and renewed motivation to succeed.

Selected applicants have the opportunity to win a place at either the Canberra (1 per district), or the London International Youth Science Forum (2 per district).

Wellington North Rotary - National Science and Technology ForumThe Rotary Club of Wellington North is committed to supporting this programme and giving high achieving science students in our region the opportunity to participate.

Aplications from students must be lodged with a Rotary Club. See Rotary Club of Wellington North    Once endorsed at the club level the application is passed to district level for final selection. Personal qualities and scholastic achievement are key selection criteria.

If you have a contact in our catchments that would benefit from attending the rotary National Science and Technology Forum please contact our clubs representative.

Time Line:

14  July                Application forms, details and guidelines mailed to Clubs & Schools (Term 3 starts 21 July)

21  July                Clubs – please contact your Schools – Head of Science to encourage applications

22  August           Applications close at Club level – interviews to be held within next 2 weeks

1   September       Interviews and Club selections completed with all details and letter of recommendation ready for forwarding to District Co-ordinators – details below. Please complete the Interview form.

5  September     Latest date for Nominees application forms & details + one cheque per student to be with District Coordinators please. Time is tight so late applications are unlikely to be successful.

Mid October     Target time for successful Applicants & Clubs to be advised by District Coordinators

15  October       All successful Student’s forms & supporting documentation plus FEES due with the      Director. Due to the tight time frame, late applications are unlikely to be able to be accepted.

Mid December   Student Handbook containing all details of the Forum posted directly to Students