Future scientists meet mentors

23:43, Aug 29 2012
SHARING SCIENCE: Group team leader from Helensville Michael Steedman, far right, with fellow delegates, from left: Awhina Hona, Michael McLeod, Leighton Watson and Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu who are at the Asian Science Camp in Jerusalem.

Future Kiwi scientists are sharing their skills at a prestigious youth science gathering in Jerusalem.

The five students are being chaperoned by group team leader Michael Steedman from Helensville at the Asian Science Camp which finishes today .

The University of Auckland students are supported by Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, New Zealand's Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence, and the Maurice Wilkins Centre.

They are among nearly 300 others from more than 22 other Asian and Pacific countries attending talks and workshops led by at least five Nobel prize winners including Israeli winners Robert J Aumann in economics and Aaron Ciechanover in chemistry.

Lectures will be instructed by 30 Israeli scientists among the most senior leaders of their fields in the world.

Participants will also be treated to field trips.

The students are Michael McLeod of Henderson, Hanarei Ehau Taumaunu from Auckland City, Molly Anderson of Otahuhu, Leighton Watson of Murrays Bay, Awhina Hona of Grafton.


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