IN FOCUS Dubbo students receive STANSW Young Scientist Awards
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