Beijing Bound is open annually to Year 10 and 11 students from Tom Price SHS, Karratha SHS and St Luke’s College, giving them the opportunity to be mentored by a Rio Tinto graduate and create a research project on a topic of their choice.
Beijing Bound provides secondary students in the Pilbara region with an exciting opportunity to combine a passion for science with their knowledge of the region, underte scientific research and make a real contribution to the Pilbara science community and greater Western Australia.
Under the guidance of a Rio Tinto graduate acting as their mentor, students develop a research project, collect data and submit regular progress reports on their project. At the end of this period students prepare a final report, a short oral presentation and informative poster detailing their findings.
|Expression of Interest for Students||June 7 - June 30|
|Mentors Matched||July 7|
|Projects Start||July 17|
|Projects End||Week of October 23|
|Presentations||Week of October 23|
After our judges review the array of projects, the competition winners will then be flown to Beijing to present their work at the Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition. Over a busy but exciting week, the winners will engage with scientists and students from around the world, experience other cultures, and even fit in a bit of sightseeing!
2015 Beijing Bound winners, Rio Tinto mentors and Scitech representative.