IT IS the sense of discovery that drove Eve Gray to Canberra, not to mention science's potential to help people.
"I like the idea of problem solving, and making a difference because of that," she said.
The Bendigo Senior Secondary School student is urging more young people to apply for a place through transformative youth science forum before the end of May.
Ms Gray spent 12 days in the nation's capital last January exploring science and technology with the help of leading scientists and researchers.
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"I was in a medical science group so we went to a pathology department of a hospital, and did optometry stuff at a university," she said.
She also had the chance to meet the director of the Australian Space Agency.
"Space is the great unknown. Now that Australia has the space agency, there's so much opportunity there that has not been there before," Ms Gray said.
Rotary clubs are searching for more year 11 students from Bendigo who wanted to take part in the 2020 National Youth Science Forum.
Students have until May 30 to apply and will need to meet with their local Rotary Club's youth director to help them through the process.
For more, visit the NYSF website at nysf.edu.au/
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