Deacon chosen to head to Sydney for science school

Maryboroughʼs own Deacon Farrow is one of 140 students selected to head to Sydney for The Professor Harry Messel International Science School later this year.

One of 140 successful applicants worldwide, Maryborough’s own Deacon Farrow is headed to Sydney later this year for The Professor Harry Messel International Science School.

The bi-yearly event gathers students from around the world for a two-week residential program in July, featuring talks by renowned scientists and researchers, laboratory tours, hands-on activities and social events.

Successful applicants attend the conference free of charge, with scholarships of around $3500 covering all costs.

In the past, Nobel Prize winners alongside up-and-coming researchers have told their stories at the conference, and 16-year-old Deacon said he’s “really glad” to have the opportunity to take part.

“Science and its surrounding areas are probably my most favourite areas of study at school,” he said.

“I definitely plan to head into a science career and I’m tossing up between either hard science or computing science.

“I’m into modelling the real world on computers, like simulation type stuff, which includes coding and real world research.”

Currently in year 11 at Maryborough Education Centre, Deacon is studying year 12 physics and mathematical methods and said his interest in science takes up a majority of his time.

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