Royal Society of Tasmania
awards bursaries to Tasmanian students
In 2019, the Royal Society offered bursaries to Tasmanian secondary/senior secondary students to represent Australia at an international event. The bursaries were offered in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, arts, humanities, and social sciences, in keeping with the aim of the society of ‘advancing knowledge’ in a wide variety of ways.
These bursaries and the application process were widely advertised to government, independent and Catholic schools, subject associations, curriculum leaders, and on the RST website.
The Chair of the Bursary Committee was Dr Deborah Beswick, and committee members were Dr Robert Johnson, Dr Adele Wilson, Penny Cocker and Andrew Porter.
High quality, detailed applications were received by the committee.
Four bursaries were awarded.
Three of these were for attendance at the International RoboCup competition in Sydney, July 2019.
These were awarded to Michael Duffett from Rosny College, and Will Gaffney and Thomas Norgaard from Rose Bay High School.
Sophia Newton, from Elizabeth College, was awarded a bursary to attend a STEM Accelerator Tour in the United States, in April 2020.
Dr Deborah Beswick
Chair of the Bursary Committee
Congratulations to the all the very deserving recipients