MESA Sponsored Attendance to the Transit of Venus Forum

The Transit of Venus Forum 2012 will take place in Gisborne 5th – 8th of June. MESA is happy to pay for one MacDiarmid-affiliated student to attend the forum and to experience this great chance to join delegates from the science, business, iwi and government communities talking about Sir Paul Callaghan’s vision for New Zealand – a place where talent wants to live.

Objectives of the forum are to inspire younger people to play a role in their future and to give people across all sectors a scientific, and therefore apolitical, evidence-based summary of New Zealand’s current realities, risks and opportunities. There will be over 30 talented New Zealanders speaking at the forum. Session chairs are Prof Sir Peter Gluckman, Richard Brooking, Greg Pollock, Dr Gareth Morgan, Peter Griffin and Sir Ray Avery. Have a look at the website for further information.

To take a place in the forum with MESA simply write a short paragraph about why the forum would be of specific interest to you and your career goals, attach your CV and send it all to We will decide on relevance considerations and CV-evaluation who will get a 1500 NZ$ support. This support will cover registration fee and travel to/from Gisborne. Although the winner will get the full $1500 NZD, there might be the need to top up on accommodation costs, which MESA cannot cover.

To apply for the forum with MESA please send us your documents by the23rd of May.

– Your MESA committee

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