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  • Engineering
    1st

    Justin Mitchell

    St Kevin's College, VIC

    Synth-etic: the world's first 'hood-wind' instrument

    Aside from a love of maths and coding, Justin is passionate about music. He sings with the Australian Boys Choir and plays piano and oboe. So it was perhaps only natural for Justin to use his engineering talents to develop a music device. Justin built and programmed a device stored in the pockets of a hoodie that allows the user to compose and play electronic music. The music can only be heard by the wearer. There are eight keys, four per hand, with the eight notes of one octave scale. His device allows the user to change the pitch of the scale. It has 127 instrumental settings.

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  • Engineering
    3rd

    Dylan Sanusi-Goh

    John Monash Science School, VIC

    ThermaQuad

    In a world where drones may soon deliver parcels, Dylan has developed a sophisticated drone at a relatively affordable price. His ThermaQuad drone can carry payloads and supports thermal imaging applications. Better yet, his drone costs a fraction of the price of store-bought drones. The Year 12 student’s interests in micro-electronics and aeronautics, led to the development of a drone suitable for practical, real-world applications.

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Finalists

Investigations

Irfan Hrelja

Scotch College, VIC

EGCG inhibition of amylin aggregation

With obesity rising globally and sugar consumption at an unparalleled level, diabetes is a major global health problem. Irfan and his project partner Stone Ke observed the viability of polyphenol ligands in restricting the amyloidosis identifiable in numerous diseases, including diabetes. They focused their research in studying EGCG amyloidosis restriction, especially in the less understood domain of the physical properties of hIAPP aggregation. The project found that EGCG amyloidosis restriction acted as an inhibitor and re-modelling agent of amyloidosis. Their work could be used as the basis for developing treatments for diabetes and a broad range of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

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Investigations

Stone Ke

Scotch College, VIC

EGCG inhibition of amylin aggregation

With obesity rising globally and sugar consumption at an unparalleled level, diabetes is a major global health problem. Stone and his project partner Irfan observed the viabilities of polyphenol ligands in restricting the amyloidosis identifiable in numerous diseases, including diabetes. They focused their research in studying EGCG amyloidosis restriction, especially in the less understood domain of the physical properties of hIAPP aggregation. The project found that EGCG amyloidosis restriction acted as an inhibitor and re-modelling agent of amyloidosis. Their work could be used as the basis for developing treatments for diabetes and a broad range of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

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Semi-Finalists

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Investigations

Claire Josefsson

Methodist Ladies' College, VIC

Electromagnetism and Cloud Chambers

Investigations

Claire Walters

Fintona Girls' School, VIC

Washing Powder: Worth a Pretty Penny?

Engineering

Dominic Cornish

St Leonard's College, VIC

Feed-O-Matic

Engineering

Hugh Simpson

St Leonard's College, VIC

The Autofiddler Mark2: A Violin that plays itself

Engineering

Isabella Combes

Methodist Ladies' College, VIC

Automated Morse Code Machine

Engineering

Jack Chapman

St Leonard's College, VIC

Feed-O-Matic

Engineering

Jakob Schuster

Brunswick Secondary College, VIC

Remote control and autonomous robot

Engineering

Jonathan Green

Bialik College, VIC

FlyPi

Engineering

Joseph Davies

LabRats Science Club - Secondary , VIC

Arduino adapter for Raspberry Pi to Mindstorms

Engineering

Keshav Mehra

Independent STAV entry, VIC

Lawn cell

Engineering

Leon Paratz

Bialik College, VIC

Shower Heat Exchanger

Investigations

Maddison Button

Tintern Grammar, VIC

Degree of Unsaturation of Biodiesel

Investigations

Max Buntine

St Leonard's College, VIC

Renewable Photovoltaic Battery System

Engineering

Rhys Abas

Kolbe Catholic College, VIC

Raspberry Pi Tablet Computer

Engineering

Sebastian Hagemeyer

Cheltenham Secondary College, VIC

SAWR: Sun Activated Watering Robot

Investigations

Tara Jadwani-Bungar

Methodist Ladies' College, VIC

The Effects of Acid Deposition on Wheat Seed Germination

Engineering

Thomas Kozlowski

Cheltenham Secondary College, VIC

SAWR: Sun Activated Watering Robot