GAME CHANGER AWARDS

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Game Changer Awards 2017

On Saturday 20 August 2017, the Game Changer Awards was held at Murdoch University.

The winners were as follows:

Years 3 & 4

Best Presentation: Beaconsfield Primary School for Cooper

Team Members: Cooper Adrian

Project: A low-power sensor/speaker system to keep drivers and animals safe on highways

Best STEM Idea: Perth College for Happy Me

Team Members: Lux Stanley, Eliza Chopping

Project: An App which helps primary school children who are suffering from depression, be happy.

Open Category: Nedlands Primary School for The Amazing

Team Members: Isaac Oddy, Aidan Jang, Amin Arefi

Project: We have been researching the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. There was a whole lot of junk so we decided to make a submarine made of tungsten carbide to collect and dispose of the garbage and stop it going into fish habitats and polluting the ocean.

Themed Category: Nedlands Primary School for Shooting Stars

Team Members: Felix Benton, Tom Freitag, Matthew Lough, Oscar Schmiede

Project: People are taking showers that are too long, resulting in water wastage. We are making a water saving shower mat called Aquamatic. The Aquamatic tells people how long they have left in the shower by using sound and images.

People’s Choice Award: Beaconsfield Primary School for Cooper

Team Members: Cooper Adrian

Project: A low-power sensor/speaker system to keep drivers and animals safe on highways

Commendations:

Beaconsfield Primary School for HedgeTrimmer

Piara Waters Primary School for WCY4B

Nedlands Primary School for The Amazing

Years 5 & 6

Best Presentation: Beaconsfield Primary School for Project Kumo

Team Members: Attila Burling, Freddie Beeley, Angus Tinley

Project: A companion robot which is being designed to assist people with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, caused by lack of socialisation.

Best STEM Idea: Narrogin Primary School for Feeding The Future

Team Members: Maddie Andrews, Claire Conlan, Lexi Ashton

Project:The problem with small inland countries is they have trouble finding food to feed their families, unlike bigger countries close to shore as they can easily find fish to feed on. The idea we thought of to solve this problem is to send food, medicines and seeds via a boat to 3 countries we learned are in the most poverty and starvation. So we have programmed an Edison robot to be our example model to follow the routes and tracks and avoid obstacles. We have planned a route that has no shipwrecks and currents. We have designed a boat which could carry our supplies.

Open Category: Beaconsfield Primary School for Droneworks

Team members: Alexander Merry, Santiago James

Project: We are designing a floating drone which will assist in large scale, water-based oil spills.

Themed Category: Narrogin Primary School for Future Farming

Team Members: Lilli Beresford, Abby Dewing

Project:The problem is that farming fertilizers and chemicals are getting carried by rainfall and water into dams causing the water to get contaminated. We found out that CO2 is very important for plant life and is a good fertilizer, so we decided to use it instead of the farming fertilizer. We did an experiment to see if the CO2 fertilizer was as good as the farming fertilizer. We designed a plan for a farm to apply our results to a real life system.

People’s Choice Award: Beaconsfield Primary School for Project Kumo

Team Members: Attila Burling, Freddie Beeley, Angus Tinley

Project: A companion robot which is being designed to assist people with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, caused by lack of socialisation.

Commendation:

Piara Waters Primary School for Recyclables

Years 7 & 8

Best Project: Bunbury Senior High School for Beast Health

Team Members: Daniel Cates, Jonah Golds, Darcy Reid, Liam Reid and Will Procter

Project: A watch like device that tracks health and fitness and uses an app to help people with physical wellbeing, mental health and dietary plans.

Best Presentation: Bunbury Senior High School for No Waste Go Waste

Team Members: Annabelle Heyworth, Molly McKenna, Tia Matenga and Holly van Herk

Project: Our project is a system of underground chambers that will convert biodegradable matter and plastic into oil. It is called "The Changing Chambers".

Best STEM Idea: Bunbury Senior High School for Caffeinated

Team Members:Bronte Anderson, Sienna Berry, Lexie Edwards, Kaitlyn Myles.

Project: A recyclable and biodegradable substitute for the plastic lining in coffee cups.

People’s Choice Award: Bunbury Senior High School for Wicked

Team Members: Norah Harkin, Grace Bonacci, Karrak Gregory, Sam Bateman, Cooper Lange.

Project: We are creating an app that will encourage people to recycle by rewarding them.

Commendation:

Bunbury Senior High School for Build a Friend

Years 9 & 10

Best Project: Swan View Senior High School for Swan View SHS Y9s

Team Members: Charlie Beazley, Olivia Slade, Elsa Allana, Brett Straw , Ryhan Pohl

Project: Future transport system

Best Presentation: Bunbury Senior High School for KAKTI

Team Members: Tristen Bazeley, Katerina Titkova, India Lewis, Alyssa Davies, Kimberley White.

Project:Our goal is to design a bicycle that can solve three problems in one. The bike is made of recycled plastic and metal to reduce litter. Access to this bike will greatly improve transportation in developing countries as well as accessibility to clean water. This is due to the design that integrates a built in filter to quickly and easily purify water on the go.

Best STEM Idea: Bunbury Senior High School for Renewable Engineers

Team Members:Hannah Thomas, Caitlin Mildred, Matthew Henderson, Riley Martin, Calaghn Pomery.

Project:We are designing a car that runs on renewable energy sources – cutting fossil fuels from being used.

People’s Choice Award: Bunbury Senior High School for KAKTI

Team Members: Tristen Bazeley, Katerina Titkova, India Lewis, Alyssa Davies, Kimberley White.

Project:Our goal is to design a bicycle that can solve three problems in one. The bike is made of recycled plastic and metal to reduce litter. Access to this bike will greatly improve transportation in developing countries as well as accessibility to clean water. This is due to the design that integrates a built in filter to quickly and easily purify water on the go.

Commendation:

Swan View Senior High School for Confemn

 

Thanks to our sponsors and supporters:

Murdoch University

Ignia

SEQTA Software

WAPPA (Western Australia Primary Principals Association)

Engineers Australia

IET

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Pilot - Game Changer Awards 2016

On Saturday 26 November 2016, the first Game Changer Awards was held at St Mary's Anglican Girls' School, Karrinyup.

In order to test out the viability of our program, a number of primary and secondary schools were invited to participate, presenting projects they had worked on in classes during the school year.

The space was set up in a science fair layout, with students presenting their projects as judges walked around the room. Parents and students came together at the end of the day with our Straw Tower Challenge.

Participant Schools:

Primary: Whitford Primary School, Ursula Frayne Catholic College, West Beechboro Primary School, St Anthony's School

Secondary: Mercedes College, St Mary's Anglican Girls' School

Our inaugural winners:

Primary Game Changer Prize for Best Entry: Rishita Sarkar, SANBOT Robot, West Beechboro Primary School.

Primary Best STEM Prize: A R Guide to Waste, Ursula Frayne Primary School

Primary Best Presentation: Tap and Ride, Whitford Primary School

Secondary Game Changer Prize for Best Entry: IT Angels, Mercedes College

Secondary Best STEM Prize: IT Angels, Mercedes College

Secondary Best Presentation: Vocabulary Voyage, St Mary's Anglican School.

Thanks to our sponsors and supporters helped us with the pilot Awards Day:

St Mary's Anglican Girls' School (for use of facilities), KCCT, SEQTA, Gecko Steps, Bloom Lab, Dell Computers, AV Media System, Enkel Collective, Blockninja, Engineers Australia, Australian Computer Society Inc.

Guest Speakers: Hasib Savari (from Hakerpals), Ella Ganfield (from Gecko Steps) and Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie (from Games We Play).

Judges: Alexandra Myer, Peter Waterman, Victor Olet, Nick Garratt, Anthony Davis, Sarah Hill, Peta bright, Bhavneet Singh, Stteven Morrell, Szymon Zieba, Paul Wright, Nadia Atsbeha, Eeshwar Rajagopalan.

Educational Exhibitors: Bubbly Life, Robogals

Information

22 November 2017
Teachers Information Evening
for 2018 Game Changer Awards
John Curtin College of the Arts, Fremantle
4:30pm to 6pm
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