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NanoCamp 2021

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NanoCamp 2021

Jan 17, 2021
Jan 22, 2021
University of Canterbury, Christchurch
It's free!
To register:
Please complete the registration form

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NanoCamp 2021

Hosted by the MacDiarmid Institute, NanoCamp is a full week of residential lab experience with top scientists, completing hands-on investigations into a range of topics including electron microscopy, laser physics and nano-electronics. We're looking for current year 12 or 13 students with a strong academic background who are planning to continue with science.

Applications for NanoCamp 2021 are now open! 

Please contact us at with any questions.

NanoCamp was an amazing experience that I will remember for a long time. I learned a lot of things both scientific and university-related, made new friends, and had a fantastic few days.

Attendee NanoCamp Auckland, 2020

MacDiarmid Institute NanoCamp 2019

A group of New Zealand's brightest high school science pupils from across the country spent a week in Wellington getting an introduction to nanoscience and advanced materials during NanoCamp. The 2019 cohort made a video showing their hands-on experience in spintronics, microscopy, nanoelectronics, chemistry, and optics.

January 29, 2019

NanoCamp 2021 application form

Welcome to the MacDiarmid Institute NanoCamp application form!

Before starting your NanoCamp application, you must make sure you have all information to hand. This is important because you cannot return later to add missing information. You will need:

1. Contact details (phone and email) for your parent or other guardian

2. Contact details for your nominated referee teacher

3. Your school address (physical address, not postal)

4. A copy of your formal NCEA results (or equivalent). Please include copies of any awards, scholarships or prizes. Please name your file as follows: SURNAME-FirstName-Date-NANO-DocumentType, eg BROWN-Kate-30072019-NANO-NCEA

5. Your Statement of Motivation. We require a short paragraph outlining your reasons for applying for NanoCamp, as well as what you hope to achieve (150 to 300 words max.)

 Required fields are marked with an asterisk *

All about you

Full, legal as shown on your passport, eg Victoria Anna
Eg Vicky
Your ethnicity

Contacting you

Your parent or guardian

Your school

ie not the postal address
Your current school year

Your referee teacher

We will contact your teacher directly during the selection process. Do not contact your nominated teacher directly for this reference.

Do not contact us to check the status of this reference; we will manage that process directly with your teacher.

Your academic record

Your application cannot be progressed without formal evidence of your academic achievement.

Please upload only those documents requested in the following questions. 

Name your file as follows: SURNAME-First name-Date-NANO-DocumentType, eg: BROWN-Kate-30072019-NANO-NCEA

Do not upload references, or any further background material. Receipt of any documents not specifically requested could delay or invalidate your application.

Please upload as one complete PDF file

Your reasons why

Cool stuff

Your preferred T-shirt size and style
Finally, please tell us where you heard about NanoCamp