2019 Year 3-4 Winners 

Best Entry Overall – Sprung Cat Collar

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.

Best Use Of STEM – The Green Team

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 product and the app would display the top three cheapest prices and their location. Convenience and healthy eating at the touch of your fingertips.

Teacher:  Tara Purcell

Best Presentation

Super Plastic Scientists

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 then invented the super plastic processor which can melt and remould plastics into plastic pellets.  Plastics that can’t be recycled will be provided to maggots as food sources.

2019 Year 5-6 Winners

Best Entry Overall – Safety Boot

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

Best Use Of STEM – Cot Detective

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

Teacher:  Jess Ussi

Best Presentation – Smart Gardener

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 Gardener. 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

2019 Year 7-8 Winners

Best Entry Overall – Elderly Pal

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

Teacher:  Alfredo Vasquez

Best Use Of STEM – Life Saver Band

Modernised city has people with suicidal inclinations 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 – Smart Rider

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

2019 Year 9-10 Winners

Best Entry Overall

– Seismic Activity Protection

The Seismic activity protection protocols aims to help protect people from seismic related activity such as earthquakes and tsunamis. We built 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

– Seismic Activity Protection

The Seismic activity protection protocols aims to help protect people from seismic related activity such as earthquakes and tsunamis. We built 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 – Smart City

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

Teacher: Kate Bovell