Meet the Alumni

Words of advice from our Alumni

Please accept with open arms the opportunity to participate in projects with the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards. You never know where it may take you!
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Ranadi Vincent

QLD

Ranadi was a finalist in the investigations category of the 2014 awards for her work on the effects of supplying nitrogen to hydroponically-grown soybeans.

Angela Liao with another student at the BHP Awards camp

Angela Liao

NSW

Angela was a finalist for the investigations category in 2014 with her project on the effect of different flavours of chewing gum.

Hannah Sutton

Hannah Sutton

TAS

Hannah was a finalist in the 2015 awards for her project which investigated using weeds as a biofuel to reduce carbon emissions rather than corn to free up crop space by using an already available resource.

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Nick East

ACT

Nick from Canberra’s Lyneham High School was selected as a finalist in the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards in 2014 for investigating the biomedical applications of the silk protein produced by honeybees.

Meena wearing a lab coat and holding a snake

Meena Sivagowre Sritharan

NSW

Meena looked at the effect that water temperature has on the clean-up of oil spills by comparing different cleaning commonly-used methods to become a finalist in the 2011 BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards.

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Nripan Wilson

WA

The only Western Australian finalist in 2015, Nripan was selected for his project which aimed to identify the optimal method of producing the best herbicide resistant wheat crops to control weeds while retaining yield and quality.

Stephanie Parsons sitting in front of a window

Stephanie Parsons

QLD

Stephanie was a finalist in 2010 for her investigation into fluoride ions in waterways and the effect it has on marine algae. She was also a finalist in 2008 for research into natural methods of preventing mosquitoes from growing.

Lisa in a pink high visability vest and sun visa hat

Lisa Sealey

QLD

Lisa was a finalist in the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards in 2009.

Claire Yung

Claire Yung

ACT

ACT Heptathlete, Claire combined her passion for long jump with her passion for science for her research project.

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Nicolas Johnston

NSW

Nicolas was a finalist in the 2011 awards for his project about the effects of violent media, such as video games, on physiological and psychological aggression levels in teenage boys. Nicolas was 16 years old when he participated in the awards.

Jake Coppinger on a stage wearing his glove invention

Jake Coppinger

ACT

Jake won third place in the engineering category of the awards in 2014 for his invention of the Swirlesque glove - a new and unique form of human-computer interaction. It recognises natural hand gestures and performs actions, communicating through smartphone apps.