Students receive prestigious science award
- Written by Adam Gatt Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 email@example.com https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Sunday, 2 December 2018
The Victor Chang School Science Awards were presented to 22 Year 11 students from Penrith on Thursday 29 November at Penrith Civic Centre.
The Victor Chang School Science Awards were presented to 22 Year 11 students from Penrith on Thursday 29 November at Penrith Civic Centre. The awards recognise excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) study and are named after the late cardiac surgeon and pioneer of the modern heart transplant. As part of the award, the students will join a tour of the Victor Chang Institute where they will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned scientists about the latest medical discoveries and technologies.
In a city that has science and health at the centre of its future, these dedicated students are well placed to excel in the fields of science, research and innovation. Opportunities are ripe for inquiring young minds to drive scientific innovation in Australia with The Quarter, a health and education precinct located across 300ha between Penrith and St Marys, offering leading-edge medical education, research and practices including advanced robotics.
Penrith Mayor, Ross Fowler OAM highlighted the importance of these high achievers to Penrith.
"I congratulate the students receiving these awards, and thank the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute for recognising these bright young minds. Science drives innovation in almost every field - it's exciting to know Penrith is an emerging will be a leading centre of scientific education, research and endeavour," Cr Fowler said.
Information contained within this news release was correct as at Sunday, 2 December 2018.