Young Scientist Award winners on the International stage

Our team of 9 ISEF delegates is getting ready to participate in the 2021 Regeneron Virtual ISEF Fair this week. The virtual event starts on Monday morning at 10am (Sydney time) and finishes at midnight on Friday (Sydney time) with the Grand Awards ceremony where they will be presenting the best students with US $5 million in prizes.  

Their projects range from investigating the conditions for the origin of life itself to designing an innovative new design for cold caps for chemotherapy. Please follow the links below to register and visit their virtual booths in the Fair.

Alex Gray, Barker College, A Model of the Forces on a Top Using Vectors

Antonio Rajaratnam, Redeemer Baptist School, Survival of the Fairy

Conrad Petrovic, Broughton Anglican College, Carburising Time vs Case Depth in Steel

Yiting (Emily) Shen, Kambala School, Rate Law of Crystal Violet Hydroxylation

Jemima Schembri, Inaburra School, Full Versus Partial Vaccination – Meningitis

Liam Davies, Gosford High School, Cycling Safety Product

Safi Wheeldon, Wenona School, Cold Capping for Chemotherapy

Sarah Hens, Menai High School, Effects of Nutraceuticals-Spatial Learning in Mice

Sarah Nolan, Brigidine College, Effect of pH on RNA on mineral surfaces

There are two other NSW students also participating in ISEF 2021. They are both Young Scientist Award winners and are competing as part of the national BHP Foundation Science and Engineering team.

Hannah Jones, St. Columba Anglican School, RoboBall

Maja Dalby Ball-Olson, Barrenjoey High School, Variation in Flammability of Native Flora

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has meant the students cannot attend the fair in person, it has provided much easier access for everyone to their amazing work as presented at the fair.

All students completed their judging sessions early in May. From all accounts they performed admirably and we wish them all the very best for the rest of the fair.