Published on: 21 June 2016

Thomas Waring has been selected for the UNESCO-sanctioned International Science and Mathematical Olympiads next month.

Thomas is one of just 27 of Australia’s brightest student biologists, chemists, computer programmers, physicists, mathematicians and Earth scientists selected to represent Australia, and the only Western Australian selected in a 2016 Olympiad team.

Thomas will travel to the International Physics Olympiad in Zurich, Switzerland for the week-long competition on 11 July. He and the other young Olympians have spent a year in exams and intensive training to make the cut.

“The selection process for the Australian Science Olympiad teams is very challenging in its nature, requiring students to demonstrate exceptional problem solving ability and understanding of university level concepts. We are very proud of Thomas’s achievement and excited for him as he competes against the world’s best junior Physicists,” Dr Holly Rose, Head of Science at Christ Church.

The teams were announced this week at Parliament House in Canberra.

Caption: Thomas Waring with Zed Seselja, Liberal Senator for the ACT.