Thursday afternoon saw the QAHS community gathered to celebrate the premier public speaking competition that is the hallmark of the Academy – the 180EE. The 180EE represents forty hours of work presented to an audience in just three minutes, and is the pinnacle acknowledgement of our students as researchers and communicators.
The 180EE is QAHS' bespoke challenge, based on the University of Queensland's Three Minute Thesis. With a single slide and no prompts; props; or costumes, students inspire the audience with their innovative and captivating research. The ten competitors of 2022 exemplified the IB Learner Characteristics, in particular, their abilities as inquirers; communicators and risk takers.
QAHS was privileged to have the judging expertise of QAHS Principal Mrs Rebgetz, in addition to Smithsonian Fellow Dr Kathy Mackey and International Toastmaster Mr Mark Hunter. Students were adjudicated on their ability to present their research with clarity; competence and confidence, while being concise and considered.
Tanya Nagrani was declared the 2022 winner. Her research focused on Gold Coast medical practitioners and the increasing prescription of opioid medications. The range of research presented offered a fascinating insight into the natural sciences; human sciences; and the arts. QAHS congratulates the following competitors who exemplified the IB Learner Profile in their risk taking, communication skills and principled approach to the 180EE.
James Fang - The physics of a golf swing
Linda Yang - The role of food in the Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber (written by Cao Xueqin)
Thien Tran - Clothing dye pollution and effective filtration methods
Charli Horchner - Heathcliffe's portrayal in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights
Dylan McSween - The effect of Baculosomes on the growth of bacteria
Cooper Chan - Therapeutic Lifestyle Change in reducing depression
Tayla Bryer - Cardiovascular fitness observed in a simple 12-minute cardio routine
Joshua Narain - Nike's dominance of the basketball shoe market through sponsorship of Michael Jordan
Lola Caple - Indigenous artist Tony Albert's racial activism through his artwork Mid Century Modern
Well done students!
EE Coordinator – Teacher of Psychology and TOK