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STAWA Science Talent Search Unearths Engineering TalentPosted in Achievements,STEAM on Friday, 8 November, 2019

Four Year 10 students have had success in the Years 9-10 Engineering category of the Science Teachers Association of Western Australia (STAWA) 2019 Science Talent Search. The team of Errus Narido and Sean Burgos came 1st, while Danny Stokes and Keenan McBraida came 3rd for their respective video game controller designs.

As part of their Year 10 Science Extension course, the boys researched, designed and built accessible video game controllers for people with different physical disabilities. Science Extension teacher Mrs Heather Brocklehurst, Assistant Head of Learning Area – Science, was very supportive of the boys and their designs.

Sean and Errus’s Meromelia (a birth defect impacting the formation of one or more limbs) Controller has now qualified for the National BHP Science and Engineering Awards. 

The Science Teachers’ Association of Western Australia has been conducting their science talent search for 61 years, inviting primary and secondary students to participate in the competition. The Science Talent Search aims to promote science teaching and learning through creative project work, of which MCCs Science Extension program does much.

The two teams both won cash prizes, which were awarded at a formal event at Scitech last month.

Congratulations to these Year 10 students, who clearly have a bright future ahead.

Photo: Errus Narido and Sean Burgos, who came 1st for their game controller design

Photo: Danny Stokes and Keenan McBraida

Photo: The awards presentation at Scitech