Outstanding Cambridge High School Year 13 student, Jake Martin, has won this year’s UNESCO Senior Student Award in the national science and research, Realise the Dream competition.
Over the past year, Jake discovered that charcoal produced by his clean wood burning engine - last year’s supreme Realise the Dream winner - was paramagnetic. This was a significant discovery that saw him working long hours alongside scientists at Waikato University where he is also taking some university papers.
Twenty nine extraordinary science students from all over New Zealand are selected to take part in the annual Realise the Dream event that is organised by the Royal Society of New Zealand. Genesis Energy is the event’s principal sponsor, Dairy NZ and the NZ National Commission for UNESCO are supporting partners.
UNESCO is the only United Nations specialised agency with a specific mandate to promote science and education. "Realise the Dream" sits within UNESCO's commitment to science and its recognition of the role the application of science plays in international cooperation towards peace, human rights and development.
UNESCO Realise the Dream Senior Science Winner, Jake Martin and UNESCO Chair, Bryan Gould