BEAUDESERT High student Aidan Hill has received national recognition for his technological prowess after being selected for an advanced digital technology summer school in Sydney.
Year 9 student Aidan was one of just 60 students selected from across the nation for the inaugural federal government-backed digIT program.
The program, which is part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda, is designed to develop students’ skills in digital literacy, science, technology, engineering and maths.
Aidan, who returned from the 4-day summer school at Macquarie University on Friday, was awarded for his achievement in a ceremony at Beaudesert High on Monday.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz praised Aidan for being selected.
“Aidan is the only student in my electorate to have been chosen to participate in this prestigious program – of all the students at 11 high schools across the electorate of Wright he’s the only one, so that’s a huge achievement,” he said.
“Aidan is a credit to his family, to his school and to this region and I congratulate him on his success and wish him all the very best as he continues to develop his skills through the digIT program.”
Aidan will follow up the 4-day summer school with a 6-month program including another residential camp and professional mentoring.
The program, in conjunction with the Australian Mathematics Trust and Australian Science Innovations, will run include guest lectures, interactive sessions, practical experiences and field trips.
The federal government has committed about $1 million for digIT through the National Innovation and Science Agenda.
Future digIT summer schools will be held in a different capital city each year. They are open to secondary students from around Australia.
For more information visit www.amt.edu.au/information/for-students/digit/