BSSC Year 12 student, Hayden Parrott, recently spent two weeks in Michigan, USA, attending the Math Science Scholars Forum (MSSF); the international version of Australia’s National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) which he attended last January.

“I just love physics, maths and science in general so this was another opportunity to spend time with students—this time from all around the world—who feel the same way as me,” he said.

MSSF Students spend time in research and computer laboratories, as well as doing field work with their professors. They get a taste of the amazing career possibilities in maths and science that are open to anyone with a thirst to learn.

The experience was everything Hayden had hoped for… and more. He made friends he may well have for life, learnt a great deal about the physics of forensic investigation, and even rode the world’s second-fastest roller-coaster.

It also clarified the career Hayden wants to aim for.

“I realised that I want to study both physics and engineering,” he says, “so I can go into a career as a physicist who actually makes things.”

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