Star STEM student – Ryan Jones

Burnie Rotary Club is impressed with the achievements of Ryan Jones, seen at right with our most distinguished member Past District Governor Ken Moore. 
         Ryan was a guest at our meeting on April 8th. He is 17 years old and currently at Hellyer College  in Year 12, after finishing his high school education at Burnie HS. He has been granted a place in the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF), a 15-day event held annually in London, England.

[LIYSF is an impartial, accredited not-for-profit social enterprise established in 1959 to provide students with a deeper insight into science (STEM) and how science can be applied for the benefit of all humankind. LIYSF brings 500 of the world’s leading young scientists aged 16-21 years old from more than 70 participating countries to learn about each other and our different cultures through a shared passion for science. LIYSF is held at Imperial College London and The Royal Geographical Society – with day visits out to other leading UK research centres, including Oxford and Cambridge Universities. See]

Ryan said the event itself costs $6,000 (this includes meals and accommodation). On top, of course, is the travel cost of around $2,000. Ryan has raised approx. $3,000 so far and is actively seeking financial support. He can be contacted by email 
         Ryan envisages attending Monash Uni, which seems to have very top-notch science facilities. At present, his interests lie in quantum maths, physics and chemistry.