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DiscoveryCamp and NanoCamp

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DiscoveryCamp and NanoCamp

The annual NanoCamp and DiscoveryCamp for Year 12 and 13 secondary school students are hugely popular. The five-day, all-expenses-paid residential programmes give students the opportunity to learn about nanoscience through lectures and lab experience with MacDiarmid Institute investigators.

Designed for Māori and Pasifika students in their final years of high school, MacDiarmid Institute DiscoveryCamp - Te Tohu Huraina - is an annual programme, now in its tenth year, where students from all around the country gather to do real research with the country's leading scientists from the MacDiarmid Institute. The programme's aim is to enhance the students' science knowledge, inspire a love of discovery and help them carve out a career in science. Each summer we also offer four DiscoveryCamp alumni the opportunity to gain further hands-on experience and knowledge in our MacDiarmid Institute labs.

Applications for DiscoveryCamp and NanoCamp 2020 are now closed. Please check back here in early 2020 for information regarding the camps in January 2021.