Dear Young Scientist Supporters,
We are over the moon, here in LA. We have just finished the 2017 Intel ISEF Grand Awards Ceremony and our girls have performed tremendously. Last year was our previous best performance with four 4th place Grand Award prizes and 1 special Award.
This year we won the same number of awards but our level of achievement was higher again. We received a 1st, two 3rd’s and a 4th Grand Award and one Special Award last night.
This is the first time that any Australian student has ever won a 1st place award at ISEF in the 17 years that we have competed.
Our 2016 Young Scientist of the Year, Macinley Butson from The Illawarra Grammar School took out the first place award in a category called Translational Medical Science.
Mary-Anne Poyitt from Redeemer Baptist School took out 3rd place in Plant Sciences.
Rebekah Kang from PLC Sydney took out 3rd place in Energy Environmental.
Jade Moxey from Sapphire Coast Anglican School took out 4th place in the category of Animal Sciences.
Last night Eleanor Lawton-Wade from PLC Sydney won a Special Award with the King Abdul-Aziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity Award
Finally, our sixth student, Maddison King from Meriden School has already had her project published by Science News https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/teens-invention-can-warn-deadly-rip-currents and she was interviewed by CNN https://www.facebook.com/michaelapereira5/videos/1626436927383772/.
For more details and some wonderful recorded live-streaming footage please have a look at our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/stanswyoungscientist/videos/
Finally, thank you to everyone who have supported the team, this was a group effort and NSW STEM Education should be extremely proud of the achievements of these 6 young ladies.
On behalf of the Young Scientist ISEF Team
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