Class Act John Key and Meran Campbell-Hood by Otago Daily Times

Top Scientist "Powering Potential"

Meran Campbell-Hood has been selected for Powering Potential, The Royal Society of New Zealand event for 40 top young scientists in the country in December.

Meran will join other bright young scientists and work in teams, guided by scientists and mentors to solve problems relating to a wide range of areas critical to New Zealand's future, from the environment to health. Students will be expected to research, investigate and collaborate to solve problems. At the end of the 4 day event in Wellington, each team will present its findings at a special function. Students selected were serious about going on to study science at a tertiary level and had "a passion and thirst for the world of science" according to Royal Society of New Zealand chief executive Andrew Cleland. Meran's outstanding achievements in the realm of science were recognised with her Class Act Award, presented by the Prime Minister John Key last term.