Oshadha Perera was selected to attend the MacDiarmid Institute's NanoCamp, held in Palmerston North in January.
Aimed at Year 12 and 13 students with a strong academic background and intentions of studying science at university, the MacDiarmid Institute's NanoCamp is a four-day residential lab experience with top scientists. Attendees complete hands-on investigations into a range of topics including electron microscopy, laser physics and nano-electronics.
Oshadha Perera, a prefect, was selected to attend, and his report is below:
'This year, I was lucky enough to be selected to attend the MacDiarmid Institute’s NanoCamp, held in Palmerston North during the summer holidays. This gave me the chance to meet students from around New Zealand who were interested in STEM-based fields. We were able to take part in hands-on activities based on a range of fields such as chemistry, robotics, nanotechnology, laser physics and engineering. We also had the opportunity to hear about cutting-edge nanotechnology-based research being done at Massey University. This proved to be a really inspiring experience, and I had an amazing time at NanoCamp. I would highly recommend this to any year 12 interested in STEM subjects.'