Matthew Craigie is off to the US.
Matthew Craigie is off to the US. CONTRIBUTED

Noosa student takes studies overseas

NOOSA District State High School Year 12 student and school captain, Matthew Craigie, is preparing to undertake a science and technology research program in Boston at the end of this term.

Matthew will be in Boston for six weeks to attend the Research Science Institute (RSI) program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He is one of only two Australian students set to join 70 other high school students from across the world who are attending the RSI from June 25 to August 6.

The six-week program requires student participants to work in MIT’s laboratories under the guidance of published astrophysicist Dr Zack Slepian.

The topic of study is a branch of astrophysics, which is focused on the large-scale relative velocity between baryonic (regular) matter and dark matter in our galaxy.

The opportunity to study abroad at one of the best science research universities in the world has Matthew very excited as he is passionate about science research.

"Whilst missing a few weeks of school will be difficult, working at MIT is pretty much the definition of ‘worth it’,” Matthew said.

He is very appreciative of the organisations that generously sponsored him financially and made the incredible opportunity possible.

These organisations and community groups include The Rotary Club of Cooroy, The Thursday Girls Club, The Cooroy/Pomona Lions Club, Tewantin Noosa RSL and the Tewantin community.


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