Melbourne Girls Grammar Year 12 student Gaia Charan Bahaar is one of only 17 Australian representatives to be selected by The Australian Science Olympiads program, to represent Australia at the UESCO-sanctioned International Science Olympiads.
Gaia will compete against some of the world’s highest achieving teenagers in the International Science Olympiads for Biology taking place in Hungary later this year.
On Monday 24 June at Parliament House in Canberra, Gaia and the rest of the young Olympians received their Australian team blazers. To get through to this point, the group had to succeed against more than 6,000 other students in the qualifying exams, to make a short list of just 93 to attend training at the Australian National University in preparation for the Olympiads. The fact that Gaia is one of only 17 students representing Australia is an incredible achievement.
“As the world’s toughest science and mathematical competitions for high school students, the International Olympiads are unrivalled for their capacity to challenge our best students and unlock their potential to contribute to Australia’s scientific and technological future,” said Australian Science Innovations’ Chair and former Science Olympian Ben Kremer.
Every student at Melbourne Girls Grammar is encouraged to pursue passions that engage them, and Gaia is a prime example of a student who has harnessed her intellectual and creative potential and been empowered to thrive on the world’s stage.
We wish Gaia the best of luck as she takes on this exciting opportunity abroad!