Nick East

ACT

In his words:

The BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards was such a great experience and I met so many amazing people

A young boy in a blue t-shirt standing outside

Nick from Canberra's Lyneham High School was selected as a finalist in the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards in 2014 for investigating the biomedical applications of the silk protein produced by honeybees.

Nick worked closely with scientists from CSIRO in Canberra to complete his project, heading to the labs once a week to complete his project.

Nick is in Year 10 this year and hopes to do a degree in science in the future but he's not completely sure what field just yet - the possibilities are endless.