Earlier in the year our school acknowledged the success of Year 11 student Sam Rogers who competed in the BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards with his AI – powered Electronic Waste Sorting Robotic Arm. Sam achieved extremely high commendations, winning the Engineering section of these awards, which resulted in him being selected to represent Australia at the International Science and Engineering Fair, (ISEF) in the United States. This was a hybrid competition with many countries attending in person and through virtual modes.
ISEF is a showcase of the best youth projects from around the world, in twenty-one Science categories. Sam’s impressive work saw him rewarded with a third place for the “Advancement of Artificial Intelligence” category, with a total of 1800 entries, and second place in the category of Environmental Engineering.
An outstanding achievement!