Aspiring scientist reaching for success

DREAM TRIP: Trevallyn 17-year-old Sophie Burgess will rely on fundraising to embark on an overseas adventure which would include visiting Geneva's Large Hadron Collider, pictured, in Geneva. Picture: Scott Gelston
DREAM TRIP: Trevallyn 17-year-old Sophie Burgess will rely on fundraising to embark on an overseas adventure which would include visiting Geneva's Large Hadron Collider, pictured, in Geneva. Picture: Scott Gelston

Launceston College student Sophie Burgess is relying on community generosity to fund the trip of a lifetime. 

The Trevallyn 17-year-old spent a “life changing” two weeks at the Australian National University in Canberra for the National Youth Science Forum over summer. She was told on Wednesday that she had been selected as an Australian representative for the London International Youth Science Forum in July-August this year.

“This is an amazing opportunity for me, as I will have the chance to explore Oxford and Cambridge, [and also] travel to Geneva to tour [scientific research facility] the Large Hadron Collider,” she said. 

“My passion is in physics, and I hope to one day be a research leader in the field of particle or astro physics, or send the first humans to Mars as an aerospace engineer.” 

To get to the international forum, Miss Burgess needs to raise $12,000, and said she will have fundraising events and initiatives. If you would like to help, email her at sophieburgess73@gmail.com