29 Jun Kara gets molecular at XLAB in Germany

Nayland College student leader Kara Hamilton will be spending her winter break amongst the microscopes 1at the XLAB youth science conference in Goettingen, Germany. The Year 13 student has been selected by the Royal Society of NZ to attend the three-week event, where she will conduct experiments in organic chemistry, anatomy and molecular biology.

The conference is limited to 32 students, selected from around the globe. The multi-cultural aspect of XLAB is especially important for these future leaders in science, to give opportunities for social and cultural learning alongside top-level science. The trip is being funded by the Talented School Students Travel Award, which is administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand and funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Kara has pursued excellence in science throughout her time at Nayland, a passion that has been nurtured and developed by her teachers. She is aiming to study health science next year at Otago University, but isn’t ready to specialise just yet.? “I hope the lab will give me an idea of what career I want to do.”

We look forward to hearing all about it!

Read the Nelson Mail article here.