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Neve heads to Curious Minds program

Friday, 4th December, 2015

Year Nine student Neve Robins wants to pursue a career in medicine and now she has a head start. Year Nine student Neve Robins wants to pursue a career in medicine and now she has a head start.

A local high school student and budding scientist has been selected to take part in a prestigious mentoring program. 

Neve Robins is among 54 schoolgirls across Australia heading to the Australian National University in Canberra next week for the ‘Curious Minds’ program.

There she will spend four days learning about science, technology, engineering and maths and will meet a mentor with whom she will work for six months.

The program aims to “help remove the barriers that are hindering our young women from excelling in science and maths at schools” and encourage them to consider careers in the science and maths fields.

Neve has always wanted to pursue a career in science and is particularly interested in medicine.

“I hope this will give me a bit more of an idea about whether the medicinal side of science is what I want to do,” she said.

“It sounds like a really cool experience. I’m really excited.”

The program is covering travel costs for the Broken Hill High School student who will catch a flight on Tuesday.

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