A mix of scientific, formal, personal development and social activities with hundreds of other bright young people from across the nation awaits The Armidale School's Lucy Ball.
The Year 11 student has been selected to attend the National Youth Science Forums at the Australian National University in January.
Lucy said she was looking forward to the opportunities at the 12-day immersive residential camps, which are an initiative of Rotary and seek to promote study, research and commercial applications in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
"I've enrolled in the Medicine stream which will involve lectures, laboratory visits and another activities. I'm looking forward to making new friends with other students interested in STEM and it will also be a good way of refining my thinking about what I may or may not want to focus on studying at university and possible career opportunities afterwards," she said.
Lucy's selection followed an application process that included an interview with four panellists which involved answering questions on science and ethics and a practical demonstration using either an app or a scientific apparatus.
Lucy chose a chemistry titration having been a member of the TAS team that was placed first in the regional RACI NSW Schools Titration Competition held at UNE in June.