Passion for science drives young inventors
It might be unusual for high school students to conduct university based research before sitting for the HSC but Nga Nguyen, 17, and Angelina Arora, 15, are no strangers to the scientific method. The two Sydney Girls’ High School students have been undertaking science experiments in their own time for a number of years and have developed innovative products to tackle environmental issues, earning them both BHP Billiton Science and Engineering awards in 2018.
Following on from their biochar and degradeable plastics projects the students were keen to develop a project around algae to enter the Science Teachers Association NSW (STA NSW) 2018 Young Scientists Awards and approached University of Technology Professor Peter Ralph for guidance.
What followed was an intensive few weeks for the students who were on a steep learning curve both in and out of the laboratory.
Read the full story at C3 news.