Aaron attends Aboriginal summer school in Adelaide

CHALLENGED: Aaron Annuscheit from Mansfield Secondary College analyses evidence during a forensic science investigation.

AARON Annuscheit from Mansfield Secondary College (MSC) was selected as one of 28 students to attend the 2014 Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS) program last December in Adelaide.

The ASSETS program provides the opportunity for high achieving year 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, with an interest in science, to explore the study and career options available to them in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

During the camp, students have the opportunity to participate in activities designed to challenge and excite them academically, culturally and personally.

Scientists from industry and academia engaged participants in cutting edge science and technology experiences to open their eyes to the possibilities that exist for future study and careers.

An integrated cultural and personal leadership program strengthens their connections with and understanding of their own culture and heritage, and encourages them to become role models in their schools and communities.

Organiser, Caitlin Lewis, was full of praise for the students and Aaron in particular.

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