PLC Sydney students scoop the pool at Young Scientist Awards

news_science-awardsPLC Sydney has achieved outstanding results at the Science Teachers Association NSW (STANSW) Young Scientist Awards, which were held at the University of Wollongong on Wednesday 4 November.

Our Year 10 students finished First in Senior Physics, Chemistry and Biology: the primary research categories. Emma Tanevska won the Physics award for her research on the use of waste polystyrene as an insulator; Jade Lin won the Chemistry award for her research into the development of bioplastics to assist with limiting pollution; and Madeleine Maloof won the Biology award for her work on dental whitening and enamel loss. Vanessa Li finished third in the Biology awards.

Further, Abbey Kumar in Year 7 won a ‘Most Promising Award’.

STANSW also makes awards in a significant other number of areas: Emma Liu (Year 10) won the National Measurement Institute Measurement Award for accuracy in measurement; and Emma Tanevska won the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine ‘Medical Physics Award’.

Principal Dr Paul Burgis said: “We are so very proud of our students, their commitment to learning and their love of Science. I note also that these awards are a real credit to the Head of Science Faculty, Mrs McGrouther, and her dedicated staff. These results signify the success of our programs in enabling students to succeed in STEM subjects. We look forward to fabulous futures for our students”.

From left: Dr Paul Burgis, Madeleine Maloof, Vanessa Li, Jade Lin, Emma Liu, Abbey Kumar and Mrs Linda Eades.


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