Notre Dame College student Matthew Snell has been picked for a unique opportunity in December.JENNA BISHOP April 4, 2014 5:21am
Nobel opportunity: Matthew Snell will be heading to Sweden for an international youth science summit.
Matthew Snell will be rubbing shoulders with some of the brightest international scientific minds in December.
He has been selected as one of two Australians to attend a prestigious youth science forum in Stockholm, Sweden, where he will mingle with Nobel science laureates.
Just 25 students internationally were accepted to attend the Stockholm forum.
The Notre Dame College Year 12 student was selected after attending a 12-day National Youth Science Forum in Perth in January.
Matthew, 17, said as part of the week-long Swedish program he would tour state-of-the art scientific labs, museums and learn about the latest in Swedish scientific technology.
‘‘You also get to attend the Nobel Laureate press conferences, the ceremony for the Nobel Prize for science and the Nobel banquet and ball,’’ he said.
Matthew said he would also develop an Australian scientific research presentation to deliver to 600 students.
Successful applicants could choose from several programs, including England, South Africa and Canada, but for Matthew, it was an easy decision.
‘‘Stockholm is arguably the most prestigious youth science event in the world,’’ he said.
Following the Stockholm program, Matthew was hoping to study engineering.
‘‘I like seeing how science can be applied to real world life and its wider implications,’’ he said.
Matthew said he was looking at raising $10
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