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Calling Australian Croatian Youth: Ignite your STEMM journey with exclusive competition

2023 STEMM Competition for Australian Croatian Diaspora Youth

2023 STEMM Competition for Australian Croatian Diaspora Youth

Are you an Australian Croatian youth with a passion for science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or medicine (STEMM)?

Do you dream of gaining valuable research experience and exploring a career in these exciting fields? The Croatian Central State Office for Croats Abroad, in collaboration with the Victorian Croatian Chamber of Commerce (VCCC), is thrilled to announce the return of the highly anticipated STEMM Competition.

This one-of-a-kind initiative offers the Australian Croatian Diaspora youth, an extraordinary opportunity to engage with renowned Croatian professors, academics, and businesses.

By participating in the STEMM Competition, you’ll unlock exclusive access to a wealth of knowledge, mentorship, and networking possibilities. Prepare to broaden your horizons and take your STEMM aspirations to new heights.

Last year, fortunate participants had the privilege of working alongside distinguished professors Frances Separovic, Ivan Marusic, and Redmond Barry. These exceptional mentors provided invaluable guidance, opening doors to endless possibilities and inspiring the next generation of STEMM professionals.

The 2023 STEMM Competition promises a series of key activities that will empower you to delve into the realm of research and cultivate your expertise:

1. Kick-Off Event: On June 1st, an exciting “meet and greet” session. Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of innovation and collaboration as you brainstorm the topic you’re eager to explore further. Prepare to ignite your curiosity and embark on a thrilling intellectual journey.

2. Research Phase: Throughout June and July, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and dive into the world of research. Armed with newfound knowledge and guided by expert advice, you’ll have the opportunity to investigate your chosen topic extensively. Uncover groundbreaking insights and expand your understanding of the STEMM disciplines.

3. Mentorship and Collaboration: Between now and late August, you’ll have the privilege of engaging with Croatian professors, academics, and businesses. These esteemed mentors will provide valuable guidance and support, propelling your research endeavours to new heights. Benefit from their vast expertise and form meaningful connections that can last a lifetime.

4. The Grand Finale: Come September, gather alongside your fellow participants for the highly anticipated Consulate Awards Ceremony. This prestigious event serves as the platform for presenting your research findings to a captivated audience. Celebrate your hard work and showcase your accomplishments in a remarkable display of talent and dedication.

2023 STEMM Competition for Australian Croatian Diaspora Youth

Last year’s winners at the Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia

All participants who successfully complete the competition will receive a participation certificate—a well-deserved recognition of your commitment and perseverance. Furthermore, outstanding entries will be rewarded with exciting prizes, a testament to your exceptional capabilities and dedication. These accolades will undoubtedly serve as a valuable addition to your CV, capturing the attention of universities, employers, and institutions worldwide.

To seize this exclusive opportunity and embark on a transformative journey in STEMM, contact Cindy Drake, the program leader. You can reach out to Cindy via email at [email protected] or phone at 0427214502.

Alternatively, visit the official website at https://www.vcccprojects.com/ and complete the registration form. Time is of the essence, as registrations must be submitted by May 23rd.

Lucija Filipovic, one of last year’s participants, explains in the video below about her experiences. 

Don’t hesitate—take the first step towards an exhilarating future in STEMM today.

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