Scitech and Rio Tinto's annual Beijing Bound competition for Pilbara students is underway.
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 26|
|Mentors Matched||July 6|
|Projects Start||July 18|
|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.