IN FO­CUS Dubbo stu­dents re­ceive STANSW Young Sci­en­tist Awards

Dubbo Photo News - - Emergency report - Con­trib­uted by ST JOHNS COL­LEGE

THREE St Johns Col­lege stu­dents and their teacher, Mr Jose Sunny, re­cently trav­elled to Wol­lon­gong to be pre­sented with a sil­ver medal at the pres­ti­gious STANSW Young Sci­en­tist Awards held at the Univer­sity of Wol­lon­gong.

The Year 11 stu­dents, James Joseph, Ali Ridha and Haider Ali, were suc­cess­ful in the Rowe Sci­en­tific Depth Study Award.

This award is for Year 11 or 12 in­ves­ti­ga­tions that most ef­fec­tively com­mu­ni­cate deep knowl­edge of one or more con­cepts from the syl­labus.

The Dubbo stu­dents did their re­search on the ef­fi­ciency of im­mo­bilised yeast en­zymes in break­ing down su­crose so­lu­tions into glu­cose. They dis­cov­ered that the im­mo­bilised yeast en­zymes in­creased in ef­fi­ciency over time and thus would be more ef­fi­cient long term than mobile en­zymes.

The boys were men­tored by

Science teacher Mrs Jose Sunny and sup­ported by Lab­o­ra­tory As­sis­tant Mrs Tr­ish Chap­man through­out their re­search.

Over 920 projects were sub­mit­ted this year. The stu­dents re­ceived a $300 cash prize which they have col­lec­tively agreed to do­nate to the Year 12 2020 char­ity, Clare’s An­gels.

James Joseph, Ali Ridha, Mr Jose Sunny and Haider Ali. PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

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