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Award Winners

2019

year 3/4

Best Entry Overall Year 3-4

Sprung Cat Collar

Perth College

Project: This device protects native wildlife from domestic cats. A sensor is triggered when the cat gets into the attack position and sets off an alarm which scares the cat.

Teacher: Jesse Ussi.

Best Use of STEM Year 3-4

The Green Team

John XXVIII College

Project: To create an app that would locate the cheapest and closest Organic Food produce. Users can either search for the nearest Organic shop or farm. Or you can search for an individual products and the app would display the top 3 cheapest prices and their location. Convenience and healthy eating at the touch of your fingertips.

Teacher: Tara Purcell.

Best Presentation Year 3-4

Super Plastic Scientists

Oberthur Primary School

Project: Australia has been sending recycling rubbish to developing countries rather than solving the problem locally. We investigated different ways to recycle plastics and explored a range of solutions. We decided that we will need to establish local recycling infrastructure to solve this issue properly and they invented the super plastic processor which can melt and remold plastics into plastic pellets and those plastics that can't be recycled will be provided to maggots as food sources.

Teacher: Dandan Lai.

year 5/6

Best Entry Overall Year 5-6

Safety Boot

Perth College

Project: Safety boots to support workers in construction and other industries. This unique boot includes lights and a locator which help keep track of workers.

Teacher: Jesse Ussi.

Best Use of STEM Year 5-6

COT Detective

Perth College

Project: Device which uses Artificial Intelligence and Microbial Fuel Cells to protect the Great Barrier Reef against Crown of Thorns Starfish.

Teacher: Jesse Ussi.

Best Presentation Year 5-6

Smart Gardener

Walliston Primary School

Project: The Walliston Whizz kids, have used their STEM skills to develop a solution to the problem of not having enough space or time to manage a vegetable garden. The Smart Gardner. A fully automated ‘vertical’ garden, that will fit into any backyard and provide people with the benefits of a backyard garden, without the hassle of maintenance. Using robotics, and featuring a unique phone app, the smart gardener combines science, mathematics and coding to create a simple user experience for the consumer.

Teacher: Nathan Bushby.

year 7/8

Best Entry Overall Year 7-8

Elderly Pal

Rehoboth Christian College

Project: Students want to reduce death toll of helpless elderly at home by integrating AI companion in bathrooms and around home. The AI will alert authority to get help if potential danger is detected.

Teacher: Alfredo Vasquez.

Best Use of STEM Year 7-8

Life-Saver Band

Rehoboth Christian College

Project: Modernised city has people with suicidal inclination to wear the life-saver band which detects signs of suicidal thoughts and automatically activate strategies to de-escalate the suicide intentions..

Teacher: Alfredo Vasquez.

Best Presentation Year 7-8

SmartRider

Rehoboth Christian College

Project: Project involves the making of a hovercraft with can go on both land and water as a more suitable future mode of transport due to the rise of sea level and multiple flooding in city areas.

Teacher: Alfredo Vasquez.

year 9/10

Best Entry Overall Year 9-10

Team 1

Shenton College

Project: The Seismic activity protection protocols, aimed to help protect people from seismic related activity such as earthquakes and tsunamis. We build a seismometer from arduino electronic components and then wrote the programming to evaluate the degree of movement the seismometer 'felt'. We also used computer aided design to demonstrate how it wold work and costed the materials required to build it..

Teacher: Katy Halder.

Best Use of STEM Year 9-10

Team 1

Shenton College

Project: The Seismic activity protection protocols, aimed to help protect people from seismic related activity such as earthquakes and tsunamis. We build a seismometer from arduino electronic components and then wrote the programming to evaluate the degree of movement the seismometer 'felt'. We also used computer aided design to demonstrate how it wold work and costed the materials required to build it.

Teacher: Katy Halder.


Best Presentation Year 9-10

Ionaville

Iona Presentation College

Project: Our very own Smart City.  The problem: How might we design a city that is fit for the future?

Teacher: Kate Bovell.

Sponsors

Pawsey supercomputing center

Edith Cowan University

Flash Uniforms

City of Joondalup

Global Drone Solutions

Cohesion

Belle WA Luxury Escapes

Learning Futures Network

Perth Observatory

Perth Learn Photography

Nexxis

Sentient

Ninja Software

ES2

3D Audio Visual

Optika Solutions