The award presentation for the Griffith University Gold Coast Science Competition was held last night in the QAHS Lecture Theatre. Congratulations to all participants on the exceptional quality and diversity of entries. We are proud to announce that QAHS was declared the Best Overall Senior School. We were also declared joint runner-up in the middle school category, which we entered in for the first time.
The individual achievement of the students awarded is detailed below:
|1st ||Olivia Ashley||Communicating Science||Year 9/10||Evolution of the Eye|
|2nd ||Benjamin Cording||Communicating Science||Year 9/10||Effects of Soil Composition on the Process of Decay|
|1st ||Linda Lin||Environmental Action project||Year 11/12||Electricity Generation from Carbonated Water and Hydrogen Gas|
|2nd ||Stanley Wey||Environmental Action project||Year 11/12||Comparisons of spectra absorbency between UV-filters and their impacts on marine ecosystems|
|3rd ||Thien Tran||Environmental Action project||Year 11/12||Adsorption of Anionic Azo Dyes by Clay-Alginate Composite|
|1st ||Georgina Crowther||Communicating Science||Year 11/12||Evolution of Homologous Structures|
|2nd ||Daniel Kotcharian||Communicating Science||Year 11/12||Alien Species- Cane Toads|
|3rd ||Genevieve Chakuthip||Communicating Science||Year 11/12||Effect of Ocean Acidification on Staghorn Coral|
|1st ||Anze Maric||Scientific Investigations||Year 11/12||Different Concentrations of Anti-Platelet Proteins in Rinkhals (H. haemachatus) Venom to Prevent Platelet Clotting as a means of Treating Blood Abnormalities|
|2nd ||Nya Piamrojanaphat||Scientific Investigations||Year 11/12||The effect of capsaicin on yeast (S.cerevisiae) cell death to determine its potential ability to reduce aggregation of amyloid beta plague in neuronal cells which can lead to Alzheimer's disease|
|3rd ||Dylan McSween||Scientific Investigations||Year 11/12||A study on Baculosomes and antibiotics as a combination for therapies of antibiotic-resistant strands of bacteria|
We thank our science teachers, lab staff, IT and administration staff who assisted students throughout the competition, to enable such fantastic results.
Head of Department - Science and Teaching Faculty – Biology