News » Young Scientist Awards successLast updated 7:50 AM on 28 November 2016
The Young Scientist Awards (YSA) competition is a state wide competition organised by the Science Teachers Association of NSW (STANSW). Our school has an enviable track record in the competition with award winners every year since 2012 and this year was no different.
Yani Dearness, Gus Opie and Issy Dunstan received their prestigious awards at a formal ceremony in University of Wollongong on November 2nd, 2016. Although their topics varied from analysing the glide path of butterflies (Yani), investigating the biodegradability of different plastics (Gus) and discovering the best sugar to use for rising yeast (Issy), all their investigations reflected careful planning and attention to detail, critical thinking and analysis. Issy was awarded a special award in the Working Mathematically section to reflect her use of mathematical analysis in her investigation. The award also comes with $150 in prize money - no doubt something that these students will treasure! Congratulations to all Issy, Yani and Gus as well as all the other 15 students whose investigations had also been nominated.