NSW Students achieve major success at national level

Congratulations to all the winners at the BHP Science & Engineering Awards!

We are really proud of the efforts by the NSW representatives who have done amazingly well! Our students took out 5 of the 7 awards at the wonderful ceremony in Melbourne on Tuesday 5th February.

James Casey-Brown won 3rd place in engineering category with his “Surf Safe”, a device that uses a CO2 cylinder to inflate a buoyant ring to help save lives of people at beaches.

Lucy Lake won 2nd place in Engineering for her “Phase3”, a biomimicry inspired design for a rowing oar. The oar design is based on the whale tubercle.

Anne Zimmerman and Tiara Meier won 2nd place in Science Investigations into “Soil Biology:The missing link in Pasture Production”. They applied chemical and biological amendments to increase soil health and then compared which gave the best results in restoring soil.

Macinley Butson won 1st place in Investigations for “The SMART System” which incorporates two new devices to reduce unwanted skin damage during radiotherapy cancer treatment.

Macinley Butson had another win, this time in the Innovator to Market category for “The SODIS Sticker”. This is a sticker that accurately measures solar UV exposure required to sanitise water to a high degree of accuracy.