Electra gets taste for science world

Electra gets taste for science world

Friday 29 September

Year 10 student Electra Goodwin undertook a week of work experience at the Western Australian Health Translation Network recently, under the supervision of Old Scholar Dr Alex Heaton (2006).
Electra helped update the WAHTN database of medical researchers to include the names, affiliations and key research areas of medical researchers, then collated the information and uploaded it onto the new WAHTN smartphone app.
The app now contains a list of over 400 medical researchers based in WA.
During the week, she was also introduced to several scientists, including Doctors Aaron Muscat and Christian Pflueger.
She toured the labs at the Harry Perkins Institute, learnt about exciting research currently underway and was able to see molecular techniques and microscopy in action.
Her writing skills were put to use and she published the previous news article on the WAHTN website congratulating Andrew Whitehouse on his recent award, which can be read here: http://www.wahtn.org/…/professor-andrew-whitehouse-awarded…/.
A keen science student, Electra said she enjoyed her time at Perkins, and was inspired by the research and the team to pursue a career in science and/or medicine.