Posted on 19 December, 2023

International Students Science Fair 2023

International Students Science Fair 2023

In Week 9 of Term 4 three of our Year 11 students Mohammad Hasan, Pothik Mondol and Monishi Tripura along with Mr Ergos and Ms McConnell travelled to Brisbane to attend the International Student Science Fair at Queensland University. What a fantastic opportunity for our budding young scientists!

The 19th International Student Science Fair (ISSF) hosted at the Queensland Academy for Science Maths and Technology (QASMT) in 2023. This event is a celebration of the achievements and hard work of students from around the worlds who have dedicated themselves to scientific inquiry and discovery.

The ISSF brings together young aspiring scientists to showcase their innovative research projects in STEM fields. The 2023 fair focussed on the key sustainability issues highlighted in the 2023 Global Sustainability Development Report by the United Nations. The report recognises the powerful role science plays in supporting the development of practical solutions. Participating schools were asked to align there student research presentations to one or more of focus goals of affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and houses, responsible consumption and production, climate action, life below water and life on land.

The group participated in workshops at the University of Queensland, with highlights being making rockets, and defence strategies of plants. They also visited the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and participated in an environmental study at Stradbroke Island.

Another highlight was the 'Star Party' where they had the opportunity to look at Jupiter and Saturn as well as hearing about the current world of astronomy from Dr Brad Tucker.

Student feedback from Rangchuk Tripura

The work behind this project has taught me more than just science, it has taught me to persevere at the face of challenges and to enjoy myself when those little discoveries are made and most importantly this project has made me realise the work we do at school can have an impact on the world. From coming up with an insane idea at 2am on a school night to presenting this idea at an International Science Fair winning the Real World Application Award.

Mohammad, Pothik and Minishi presented their project at the International Science Fair in Brisbane alongside top science students from around the world. They won the Real-world application award! They are also among 20 shortlisted groups from 99 entries that have the possibility of going to Los Angeles, California in May 2024! We will know if they are selected as one of the 9 groups later this month.

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