To attend Powering Potential, Year 12 or Year 13 students must be nominated by their school. Up to two nominations can be made by each school.
- Completed Nomination form
Each entry must contain the following:
- (to be completed by school)
- (this must be completed by the student)
- A video (maximum 4 minutes) with the title “Why me?” (This is the nominee’s opportunity to talk about their passion for science and technology, their future study plans and plans for their future; their problem solving and communication abilities and what makes them a good candidate for Powering Potential).
- Copy of scholastic record to demonstrate science/technology subjects being studied and academic achievement (verified by your science/technology teacher and Principal)
- Copy of birth certificate or passport to demonstrate New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency (verified by your science/technology teacher)
- Scholastic Record 20%
- Video 40%
- Testimonial 20%
- Contribution to school or community 20%
Judges (to be confirmed for 2016)
The judging panel are made up of passionate science and technology teachers and those in the education and science research sector.
Student’s will be advised of the judging panel’s decision within two days after the panel meeting takes place on the 15-16 October.
Entries must be received by 4pm on 3 October 2016.
Late applications will not be accepted.
If you are sending your entries electronically then please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are sending them by mail (please make sure you send at least 5 days before closing date) to Debbie Woodhall, Royal Society of New Zealand, PO Box 598, Wellington
If you are sending by courier please send to Debbie Woodhall, Royal Society of New Zealand, 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington
Monday 12 – Thursday 15 December 2016.
It is always good to give something back. Participants who are selected for this all expenses paid event will be expected to spread the word about their experience at Powering Potential. You can decide how you do it but a couple of examples are:
- Making a short video that we can use for promotional purposes and put on the Powering Potential website.
- Talking to students at your school about your experience.
- Talking at your local Freemasons Lodge about your experience.
- Doing something within your community that relates to the theme of Climate change. e.g. assisting with a planting project, litter clean-up;