Gold Coast Science Awards (GCSA) and Science Teachers Association of Queensland (STAQ) Awards

QAHS hosted the Gold Coast Science Awards, which are organised and run by the Griffith University Science on the Go team. The event showcases student research in STEM with entries from Year 1 through to Year 12. The quality of work is outstanding and really showcases the student talent in South East Queensland and great work being done by school programs across the region. Special mention must go to QAHS students Soham Kale, Hannah Greer and Maria Saito who all took out first place in the Engineering and Technology, Environmental Action and Communicating Science divisions respectively. QAHS students were awarded 1st place overall in the Year 11-12 division.

Students receiving places in the GCSC were also eligible to enter the STAQ awards, judged at the University of Queensland in October. Congratulations to the students below who received recognition at the STAQ awards ceremony at the University of Queensland on Saturday 27 October.

Congratulations also to:

  • Mahli Leighton (2nd Place Communicating Science)
  • Soham Kale (Highly Commended Engineering Technology)
  • Natasha Rajkumar (3rd Place Mathematical Investigations)
  • Demi Politakis (Highly Commended Mathematical Investigations)
  • Sam McMath (Highly Commended Mathematical Investigations)
  • Isobella Kruger (Highly Commended Mathematical Investigations)
  • Maanvi Gharge  (3rd Place Mathematical Investigations)
  • Serene Wellington (Highly Commended Mathematical Investigations)

We are extremely proud of the work our students have completed in STEM this year and the results they have obtained in genuine scientific research. We look forward towards the BHP Awards, Stockholm Water Prize and the Intel ISEF Awards in the hope that student research completed in 2018 may also gain recognition in these national and international awards.

Mr Paul Mitchell
Acting HOD Science and Enrichment