Rachel Baker (Year 13)

Biomedical Research
Congratulations to Rachel Baker (Year 13) who has been successful in her application to take part in the 60th London International Youth Science Forum 2018.

The London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) is taking place in London from 25th July to 8th August 2018 and covers a broad range of subjects across STEM fields. Annually, 500 students aged between 16-21 years old attend LIYSF from over 75 countries worldwide. Rachel is one of six selected from New Zealand!

STEM is a term used in curriculum choices to improve science and technology development within areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Rachel is looking forward to attending lectures, visiting top scientific research departments in the UK, and taking part in a Study Day.

“I want to use my passion for science to help people,” says Rachel, who hopes to persue a career in medical research.

During LIYSF Rachel will be taking part in four specialist lecture mornings, led by top scientists and researchers who are at the forefront of research, often doing the work themselves. Applicants had the option to choose from a wide range of topics in order to tailor their programme to suit their own STEM interests. Rachel has chosen the areas of Physics of cancer research; Cell immunology; Neuroscience and Biomedical physics.

She will also attend Principal Lecture demonstrations, led by high profile eminent scientists from around the world, who are leaders in their fields.

What an amazing experience! We look forward to hearing all about it upon Rachel’s return to school.