Darwin High student Cindy Um
Darwin High School Year 11 student, Cindy Um, has been selected to attend the 2017 National Computer Science Summer School (NCSS) at the University of Sydney and the National Questacon Invention Convention (NQIC) in Canberra.
The National Computer Science School (NCSS) is a ten-day summer school which brings together talented young people from around Australia for an intensive course of computer programming and website development in the School of IT at the University of Sydney. NCSS is about challenging students to think like computer scientists and providing an intensive programming experience in a university setting. As part of the program, students will go on industry site visits and meet industry professionals in a variety of contexts, including talks, competitions and meals. In 2015, NCSS students visited Atlassian, Google and WiseTech Global.
The National Questacon Invention Convention is an all expenses paid, five-day workshop at the National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra. The program, supported by Principal Partner, The Ian Potter Foundation and Supporting Partner, IP Australia, aims to develop skills and an understanding of manufacturing processes by immersing school students in ideas, tools and creativity.
Cindy will have the opportunity to have a go at making things and be inspired to pursue careers in technology, engineering and entrepreneurship. Throughout the five-day convention, tech experts provide the young inventors from all over Australia with the framework for new ideas, while workshops allow them to develop their own prototypes.