Jacob outshines the gifted
BISHOP Druitt College student Jacob Corlis really is a Young Einstein.
Not only was Mr Corlis one of just 70 students from across the State to gain acceptance into the University of Sydney’s Science Gifted and Talented Discovery Program – he beat all 1341 applicants to take top place in the entry exam.
As a result he’s now in Sydney making slime, exploring animal biology and learning the ins and outs of physics.
Also selected to attend the workshop are Jacob’s classmates Edward Craven and Dusty McLean.
“Students get the chance to discover the different areas of science and get involved with hands-on activities that they wouldn’t normally cover in school through the University of Sydney’s Gifted and Talented Discovery Program,” manager of school programs and undergraduate recruitment, Faculty of Science, Louise Freys said.
“On the first day, the students will do 21 different chemistry experiments, including making slime, resorcinol polymers and luminol – they really get their hands dirty on Chemistry day.
“With biology on the second day, they will explore how animals perform basic actions, like moving around or finding food.
“The third day is a Physics day, where the students will find out all the ins and outs, and ups and downs of wave motion. All the activities are fun and the students love it!”