Science Scholars Launch

10 September 2014

Science Scholars team
Nicolette Rattenbury, Glenda Haines, Richard Easther, David Williams and Stuart McCutcheon

The Faculty of Science presented its Science Scholars Programme at an official launch in September to showcase the new initiative that will engage and develop our best and brightest students.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon kicked off the event, and congratulated the Science Scholars team for initiating an “exciting programme” that will no doubt influence other faculties to do the same.

Speaking about the growth of student numbers and the rise in entry standards at university level, Professor McCutcheon commented about the need to “challenge able students who have an interest in engaging in research.”

The presentations that followed talked about the requirement for such a programme to develop an excellent and rewarding pathway for our most curious and engaged science students. Or, as Professor Richard Easther says, to develop our “future stars, people who will lead science into the coming decade.”

The Science Scholars Programme will welcome its first cohort in 2015. As a competitive entry programme, the 100 students to be selected each year will participate in core papers, supported by one-on-one advising by professional and academic staff. The programme places an emphasis on research through small inquiry-based projects, summer residential experiences and larger projects in the final two years.

In order to be accepted into the programme, potential Science Scholars will be required to write an essay and a short 300 character statement about why the programme is relevant for them, alongside academic achievement in high school and a reference letter from a science teacher addressing the student’s engagement, curiosity and ability to collaborate with others.

The Science Scholars team responsible for bringing this initiative to the University of Auckland are: Professor Cather Simpson (Chemical Sciences), Professor Richard Easther (Physics), Professor David Williams (Chemical Sciences), Glenda Haines (Student and Academic Services Manager) and administrator of the Science Scholars Programme, Dr Nicolette Rattenbury.

For more information, www.sciencescholars.auckland.ac.nz

Additional Resources:

The Faculty of Science presented its Science Scholars Programme at an official launch in September to showcase the new initiative that will engage and develop our best and brightest students.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon kicked off the event, and congratulated the Science Scholars team for initiating an “exciting programme” that will no doubt influence other faculties to do the same.

Speaking about the growth of student numbers and the rise in entry standards at university level, Professor McCutcheon commented about the need to “challenge able students who have an interest in engaging in research.”

The presentations that followed talked about the requirement for such a programme to develop an excellent and rewarding pathway for our most curious and engaged science students. Or, as Professor Richard Easther says, to develop our “future stars, people who will lead science into the coming decade.”

The Science Scholars Programme will welcome its first cohort in 2015. As a competitive entry programme, the 100 students to be selected each year will participate in core papers, supported by one-on-one advising by professional and academic staff. The programme places an emphasis on research through small inquiry-based projects, summer residential experiences and larger projects in the final two years.

In order to be accepted into the programme, potential Science Scholars will be required to write an essay and a short 300 character statement about why the programme is relevant for them, alongside academic achievement in high school and a reference letter from a science teacher addressing the student’s engagement, curiosity and ability to collaborate with others.

The Science Scholars team responsible for bringing this initiative to the University of Auckland are: Professor Cather Simpson (Chemical Sciences), Professor Richard Easther (Physics), Professor David Williams (Chemical Sciences), Glenda Haines (Student and Academic Services Manager) and administrator of the Science Scholars Programme, Dr Nicolette Rattenbury.

For more information, www.sciencescholars.auckland.ac.nz

 

The Faculty of Science presented its Science Scholars Programme at an official launch in September to showcase the new initiative that will engage and develop our best and brightest students.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon kicked off the event, and congratulated the Science Scholars team for initiating an “exciting programme” that will no doubt influence other faculties to do the same.

Speaking about the growth of student numbers and the rise in entry standards at university level, Professor McCutcheon commented about the need to “challenge able students who have an interest in engaging in research.”

The presentations that followed talked about the requirement for such a programme to develop an excellent and rewarding pathway for our most curious and engaged science students. Or, as Professor Richard Easther says, to develop our “future stars, people who will lead science into the coming decade.”

The Science Scholars Programme will welcome its first cohort in 2015. As a competitive entry programme, the 100 students to be selected each year will participate in core papers, supported by one-on-one advising by professional and academic staff. The programme places an emphasis on research through small inquiry-based projects, summer residential experiences and larger projects in the final two years.

In order to be accepted into the programme, potential Science Scholars will be required to write an essay and a short 300 character statement about why the programme is relevant for them, alongside academic achievement in high school and a reference letter from a science teacher addressing the student’s engagement, curiosity and ability to collaborate with others.

The Science Scholars team responsible for bringing this initiative to the University of Auckland are: Professor Cather Simpson (Chemical Sciences), Professor Richard Easther (Physics), Professor David Williams (Chemical Sciences), Glenda Haines (Student and Academic Services Manager) and administrator of the Science Scholars Programme, Dr Nicolette Rattenbury.

For more information, www.sciencescholars.auckland.ac.nz

 

The Faculty of Science presented its Science Scholars Programme at an official launch in September to showcase the new initiative that will engage and develop our best and brightest students.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon kicked off the event, and congratulated the Science Scholars team for initiating an “exciting programme” that will no doubt influence other faculties to do the same.

Speaking about the growth of student numbers and the rise in entry standards at university level, Professor McCutcheon commented about the need to “challenge able students who have an interest in engaging in research.”

The presentations that followed talked about the requirement for such a programme to develop an excellent and rewarding pathway for our most curious and engaged science students. Or, as Professor Richard Easther says, to develop our “future stars, people who will lead science into the coming decade.”

The Science Scholars Programme will welcome its first cohort in 2015. As a competitive entry programme, the 100 students to be selected each year will participate in core papers, supported by one-on-one advising by professional and academic staff. The programme places an emphasis on research through small inquiry-based projects, summer residential experiences and larger projects in the final two years.

In order to be accepted into the programme, potential Science Scholars will be required to write an essay and a short 300 character statement about why the programme is relevant for them, alongside academic achievement in high school and a reference letter from a science teacher addressing the student’s engagement, curiosity and ability to collaborate with others.

The Science Scholars team responsible for bringing this initiative to the University of Auckland are: Professor Cather Simpson (Chemical Sciences), Professor Richard Easther (Physics), Professor David Williams (Chemical Sciences), Glenda Haines (Student and Academic Services Manager) and administrator of the Science Scholars Programme, Dr Nicolette Rattenbury.

For more information, www.sciencescholars.auckland.ac.nz

 

The Faculty of Science presented its Science Scholars Programme at an official launch in September to showcase the new initiative that will engage and develop our best and brightest students.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon kicked off the event, and congratulated the Science Scholars team for initiating an “exciting programme” that will no doubt influence other faculties to do the same.

Speaking about the growth of student numbers and the rise in entry standards at university level, Professor McCutcheon commented about the need to “challenge able students who have an interest in engaging in research.”

The presentations that followed talked about the requirement for such a programme to develop an excellent and rewarding pathway for our most curious and engaged science students. Or, as Professor Richard Easther says, to develop our “future stars, people who will lead science into the coming decade.”

The Science Scholars Programme will welcome its first cohort in 2015. As a competitive entry programme, the 100 students to be selected each year will participate in core papers, supported by one-on-one advising by professional and academic staff. The programme places an emphasis on research through small inquiry-based projects, summer residential experiences and larger projects in the final two years.

In order to be accepted into the programme, potential Science Scholars will be required to write an essay and a short 300 character statement about why the programme is relevant for them, alongside academic achievement in high school and a reference letter from a science teacher addressing the student’s engagement, curiosity and ability to collaborate with others.

The Science Scholars team responsible for bringing this initiative to the University of Auckland are: Professor Cather Simpson (Chemical Sciences), Professor Richard Easther (Physics), Professor David Williams (Chemical Sciences), Glenda Haines (Student and Academic Services Manager) and administrator of the Science Scholars Programme, Dr Nicolette Rattenbury.

For more information, www.sciencescholars.auckland.ac.nz

 

The Faculty of Science presented its Science Scholars Programme at an official launch in September to showcase the new initiative that will engage and develop our best and brightest students.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon kicked off the event, and congratulated the Science Scholars team for initiating an “exciting programme” that will no doubt influence other faculties to do the same.

Speaking about the growth of student numbers and the rise in entry standards at university level, Professor McCutcheon commented about the need to “challenge able students who have an interest in engaging in research.”

The presentations that followed talked about the requirement for such a programme to develop an excellent and rewarding pathway for our most curious and engaged science students. Or, as Professor Richard Easther says, to develop our “future stars, people who will lead science into the coming decade.”

The Science Scholars Programme will welcome its first cohort in 2015. As a competitive entry programme, the 100 students to be selected each year will participate in core papers, supported by one-on-one advising by professional and academic staff. The programme places an emphasis on research through small inquiry-based projects, summer residential experiences and larger projects in the final two years.

In order to be accepted into the programme, potential Science Scholars will be required to write an essay and a short 300 character statement about why the programme is relevant for them, alongside academic achievement in high school and a reference letter from a science teacher addressing the student’s engagement, curiosity and ability to collaborate with others.

The Science Scholars team responsible for bringing this initiative to the University of Auckland are: Professor Cather Simpson (Chemical Sciences), Professor Richard Easther (Physics), Professor David Williams (Chemical Sciences), Glenda Haines (Student and Academic Services Manager) and administrator of the Science Scholars Programme, Dr Nicolette Rattenbury.

For more information, www.sciencescholars.auckland.ac.nz

 

The Faculty of Science presented its Science Scholars Programme at an official launch in September to showcase the new initiative that will engage and develop our best and brightest students.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon kicked off the event, and congratulated the Science Scholars team for initiating an “exciting programme” that will no doubt influence other faculties to do the same.

Speaking about the growth of student numbers and the rise in entry standards at university level, Professor McCutcheon commented about the need to “challenge able students who have an interest in engaging in research.”

The presentations that followed talked about the requirement for such a programme to develop an excellent and rewarding pathway for our most curious and engaged science students. Or, as Professor Richard Easther says, to develop our “future stars, people who will lead science into the coming decade.”

The Science Scholars Programme will welcome its first cohort in 2015. As a competitive entry programme, the 100 students to be selected each year will participate in core papers, supported by one-on-one advising by professional and academic staff. The programme places an emphasis on research through small inquiry-based projects, summer residential experiences and larger projects in the final two years.

In order to be accepted into the programme, potential Science Scholars will be required to write an essay and a short 300 character statement about why the programme is relevant for them, alongside academic achievement in high school and a reference letter from a science teacher addressing the student’s engagement, curiosity and ability to collaborate with others.

The Science Scholars team responsible for bringing this initiative to the University of Auckland are: Professor Cather Simpson (Chemical Sciences), Professor Richard Easther (Physics), Professor David Williams (Chemical Sciences), Glenda Haines (Student and Academic Services Manager) and administrator of the Science Scholars Programme, Dr Nicolette Rattenbury.

For more information, www.sciencescholars.auckland.ac.nz

 

The Faculty of Science presented its Science Scholars Programme at an official launch in September to showcase the new initiative that will engage and develop our best and brightest students.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon kicked off the event, and congratulated the Science Scholars team for initiating an “exciting programme” that will no doubt influence other faculties to do the same.

Speaking about the growth of student numbers and the rise in entry standards at university level, Professor McCutcheon commented about the need to “challenge able students who have an interest in engaging in research.”

The presentations that followed talked about the requirement for such a programme to develop an excellent and rewarding pathway for our most curious and engaged science students. Or, as Professor Richard Easther says, to develop our “future stars, people who will lead science into the coming decade.”

The Science Scholars Programme will welcome its first cohort in 2015. As a competitive entry programme, the 100 students to be selected each year will participate in core papers, supported by one-on-one advising by professional and academic staff. The programme places an emphasis on research through small inquiry-based projects, summer residential experiences and larger projects in the final two years.

In order to be accepted into the programme, potential Science Scholars will be required to write an essay and a short 300 character statement about why the programme is relevant for them, alongside academic achievement in high school and a reference letter from a science teacher addressing the student’s engagement, curiosity and ability to collaborate with others.

The Science Scholars team responsible for bringing this initiative to the University of Auckland are: Professor Cather Simpson (Chemical Sciences), Professor Richard Easther (Physics), Professor David Williams (Chemical Sciences), Glenda Haines (Student and Academic Services Manager) and administrator of the Science Scholars Programme, Dr Nicolette Rattenbury.

For more information, www.sciencescholars.auckland.ac.nz

 

The Faculty of Science presented its Science Scholars Programme at an official launch in September to showcase the new initiative that will engage and develop our best and brightest students.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon kicked off the event, and congratulated the Science Scholars team for initiating an “exciting programme” that will no doubt influence other faculties to do the same.

Speaking about the growth of student numbers and the rise in entry standards at university level, Professor McCutcheon commented about the need to “challenge able students who have an interest in engaging in research.”

The presentations that followed talked about the requirement for such a programme to develop an excellent and rewarding pathway for our most curious and engaged science students. Or, as Professor Richard Easther says, to develop our “future stars, people who will lead science into the coming decade.”

The Science Scholars Programme will welcome its first cohort in 2015. As a competitive entry programme, the 100 students to be selected each year will participate in core papers, supported by one-on-one advising by professional and academic staff. The programme places an emphasis on research through small inquiry-based projects, summer residential experiences and larger projects in the final two years.

In order to be accepted into the programme, potential Science Scholars will be required to write an essay and a short 300 character statement about why the programme is relevant for them, alongside academic achievement in high school and a reference letter from a science teacher addressing the student’s engagement, curiosity and ability to collaborate with others.

The Science Scholars team responsible for bringing this initiative to the University of Auckland are: Professor Cather Simpson (Chemical Sciences), Professor Richard Easther (Physics), Professor David Williams (Chemical Sciences), Glenda Haines (Student and Academic Services Manager) and administrator of the Science Scholars Programme, Dr Nicolette Rattenbury.

For more information, www.sciencescholars.auckland.ac.nz