Top placings for Meriden students in Young Scientist Awards

7 November 2017

Meriden students collected an impressive number of awards at the Young Scientist Presentation Ceremony held at the University of Wollongong on 1 November 2017.

Organised by the Science Teachers’ Association of New South Wales (STANSW), the Young Scientist Awards encourage the process of scientific investigation and innovation. The competition attracts hundreds of entries from across the state each year.

Six Meriden students achieved top placings for their scientific investigations across a broad range of areas.

An investigation into Nitrate, Phosphate and pH Levels in Sydney Waters won first place for Freja Newman in the Year 7-9 Chemistry category. Freja also received the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Award.

In the Year 7-9 Earth and Environmental category, Liyang Yu won second place for her Sulphur Dioxide and Soil pH investigation and Rena Tang placed third for her investigation into Global Worming: The Solution or Complication to Global Warming. Rena also received the Broadcom Honourable Mention Award which has her on the reserve list to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

The Effect of Species on Bacterial Growth earned Clare Spicer third place in the Year 7-9 Biology category.

Crystal Zhao’s investigation titled The Change in Strength of Plastic in Response to Seawater and Soil won second place in the IIAS Commercialisation and Entrepreneur category.

Helena Yan’s Sleeper invention was awarded third place in The Year 7-9 IIATE Models and Innovations category.

Highly Commended awards in the Models and Innovation category went to Georgia Batson, Angela Shan, Tilda Stafford, Madeline Whip and Lily Yang.

Click hear to read more about these exciting scientific investigations.