2017 Intel ISEF


Image (second from left to right): Eliza Martin (Year 9), Rebekah Kang (Year 11) and Eleanor Lawton-Wade (Year 11) represented Australia with their STANSW Young Scientist Team at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

Congratulations to Rebekah Kang (Year 11), Eleanor Lawton-Wade (Year 11) and Eliza Martin (Year 9) who represented Australia as part of the STANSW Young Scientist Team at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).
The Fair, held at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, opened on 14 May and ran for five days. Rebekah and Eleanor presented their research as oversized posters, measuring over two metres in height. Guided by the NSW Young Scientist Awards organisers, the students worked diligently on these posters over the last two months, ensuring they encapsulated the key aspects of their research and results. They also prepared for the judging by presenting talks and responding to questions from teachers, scientists and judges from previous fairs. The students were quizzed extensively by approximately eight specialist judges and by numerous students and visitors to the ISEF. They had a fabulous time with Eleanor stating unequivocally, 'This is the best thing I have ever done.'
At the Special Awards Ceremony, Eleanor was announced as a recipient of the King Abdul-Aziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity Award for her research entitled 'In hot water: An investigation into the effects of rising freshwater temperatures on water chemistry and microorganism biomass and productivity’. The following night, at the Grand Awards Ceremony, Rebekah was awarded third place in the Environmental Engineering category for her research entitled ‘Slick and Clean: An investigation into the use of magnetite in oil spill clean-up’. In addition, Eliza also travelled with the team, representing Australia at the Broadcom Masters International which brings together middle school students who have demonstrated excellence in scientific research.
To represent Australia at these events is a significant achievement. We extend our congratulations to all three students on their inclusion in the team and to Rebekah and Eleanor for achieving their awards.


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