Next Forum 10-23 January 2021
The 32th Rotary National Science & Technology Forum will be held in Auckland, starting on 10th January 2021.
 
This programme is for OUTSTANDING all round science, maths and technology students in Year 12 who will be returning to school in Year 13 and are planning to study the sciences or technology at tertiary level. This fully residential programme is conducted by Rotary and the Tertiary Institutions of Auckland. By the end of the Forum students should have a better understanding of the tertiary courses they wish to follow and a fuller appreciation of the place of science and technology in the wider community. It also provides an opportunity for high achieving students to spend time with similar minded people and the experiences gained invariably result in overall personal growth and a renewed motivation to succeed.

Each of the 6 New Zealand Rotary Districts are allocated a minimum of 23 places at the Forum. All Secondary Schools and Clubs in the District will be mailed copies of the application forms and guidelines. Applications from students MUST be lodged with Rotary Clubs, who will interview, short-list and nominate applicants to the District Coordinator who will then make the final District selections. At BOTH Club and District level, selection is based on positive personal qualities as well as proven scholastic achievement. Successful students should be advised by the District Coordinator by mid October. Successful applicants will have the opportunity during the Forum to win one of two places at the London International Youth Science Forum in July 2021.

The fee for Forum 2021 is $1895 incl GST, which covers accommodation, meals, tuition and transport within Auckland. Travel to and from Auckland for NZ students living more than 150km from the venue is also paid by the Forum organisation out of sponsorship funds. It is usual for the sponsoring Rotary Club to pay part of the fee with the balance paid by the student. This encourages a mutual commitment! The amount of the student's share is discussed and recorded at the interview to avoid any confusion. There is full information in the mid July mail-out. Payment through Rotary Clubs to the District Coordinator is to be made by way of online direct bank credit – all contributions from students and/or schools are to be made to the sponsoring Rotary Club.
 
Any questions regarding this should be made by email to the District Coordinator detailed below.

TIMELINE:
Note: Please meet the deadlines so your students have the best chance of selection.

21 July
Application forms and all information posted to Clubs and Schools (to synchronise with the start of Term 3)
 
End July
Clubs – please contact your Schools – Head of Science to encourage applications
 
31 August
Applications close with Clubs
 
21 September
Clubs to have completed interviews
 
28 September
All applications, rankings and reference paperwork sent to the District Coordinator (Murray Allison) – details below.
 
Mid October
Successful students and sponsoring Clubs advised by the District Coordinator.
 
19 October
Due date for Clubs to direct credit payments to the District Coordinators bank account.
 
Mid December
Forum Handbook with all details of the Forum posted to successful Students
 
 
Director  D9910 Coordinator Chairman of Trustees
Murray Cooper (Sue Russell)
Rotary Henderson
+64 27 224 4374
Murray Allison (Stephanie)
Rotary Browns Bay
+64 21 631662
Chris Owen
Rotary Milford
   
sales@coopermedical.co.nz m.allison23@xtra.co.nz chris.s.owen@gmail.com