Students search for gold

15 January 2009


National Youth Science Forum students exploring the world of Geoscience. © Geoscience Australia.

National Youth Science Forum
students exploring the world
of Geoscience.
© Geoscience Australia

The half-day workshop simulated how geoscientists search Australia for new mineral deposits using rock samples, maps and data from remote Western Australia.

During the day, students took the chance to talk to some of Australia's leading geoscientists about the careers and opportunities available in the field of Earth science.

"It was great to see scientists engaging with students and helping them learn about what we do," said Dr Neil Williams, CEO of Geoscience Australia. "I'd like to see the students pursing a career in geoscience and participating in our cadetship and graduate programs".

The National Youth Science Forum is a two week program held in Canberra each year for students moving into year 12 with an interest in science, engineering and technology.

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