Madeleine makes her mark in prestigious science and engineering competition

issue0216-madeleineCongratulations to Madeleine Maloof in Year 11 who received third place in the 2016 BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards. The awards are a partnership between BHP Billiton, CSIRO, and the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA), and are also supported by Intel Corporation.

Madeleine’s project, ‘Dental whitening and enamel loss’, was one of 26 presentations chosen for Australia's most prestigious school science awards.

The objectives of Madeleine’s project were to determine if: 

  • whitening toothpastes cause a greater loss of dental enamel than non-whitening toothpastes
  • the pH is lower in whitening toothpastes than non-whitening toothpastes
  • whitening toothpastes improve ‘whiteness’ more than non-whitening toothpastes.

As a finalist, Madeleine was invited to attend the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards Camp and Presentation from 5-8 February 2016 at Melbourne University, Melbourne, 

A key event of the Camp was the Science Fair. Madeleine was required to prepare a poster, present a 3-5 minute overview of her project, and then answer five minutes worth of questions by a judging panel.

Madeleine worked tremendously hard on her scientific poster and presentation and is to be commended for this remarkable achievement.

Madeleine will represent Australia at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Phoenix, Arizona later this year. 



If you would like to read more about Madeleine's research and the award, please click on the following link:

2016 BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards



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