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DiscoveryCamp and NanoCamp 2020

1 April, 2021

140017393 2635197983271898 8220521055188807917 nEvery year, we invite a group of Aotearoa New Zealand’s keenest year 12 and 13 science students to spend a week at NanoCamp and DiscoveryCamp. The long-running programmes are popular year after year and continue to attract more applications than places available, with 115 students applying for 11 places on DiscoveryCamp and 173 students applying for 11 places on NanoCamp.

The programmes are a five day, all-expenses-paid camp designed to give students a hands-on experience in science under the guidance of Aotearoa New Zealand’s top nanoscience and advanced materials researchers.

NanoCamp and DiscoveryCamp 2020 took place from 17-22 January 2021 in Christchurch, Palmerston North and Dunedin. There were 11 NanoCamp and 11 DiscoveryCamp students (22 in total).

Coming from a small isolated town, it can tend to be hard to find opportunities for Māori females interested in science. I now realise that the University of Otago could be my future University and even though it is so far from home, the atmosphere and society is there to support students and create a home away from home.

DiscoveryCamp attendee

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NanoCamp was like nothing I had ever experienced before.

NanoCamp attendee