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Game of Drones Student Winners Announced

As part of National Science Week, QATC proudly sponsored the 2018 Hermitage Research Facility Schools Plant Science Competition, offering students the opportunity to win a TASTE Scholarship.

Congratulations to each of the deserving TASTE Scholarship winners:

Noah Woolston - Year 10, Glasshouse Christian College
Elliot Stevens - Year 10, Glasshouse Christian College
Lachlan Walker - Year 10, Nambour Christian College
Eden Evans - Year 10, Faith Christian School of Distance Education

This year’s theme for the competition was ‘Game of Drones’, focusing on drones and new technologies in agriculture. Students were challenged to:

1. Observe and analyse crop growth using digital technology and submit as a scientific report.
2. Research how and why Australian farmers use drones in agriculture.
3. Communicate the global importance (particularly in developing countries) of digital/emerging technologies in agriculture.

Staff and researchers alike were blown away by the quality of submissions from both primary and secondary students.

Since 1997, over 100,000 students throughout Australia have participated in the Hermitage Research Facility Schools Plant Science Competition and have gained a better understanding of topics like soil health, the paddock to plate process, photosynthesis, weeds and plant genetics. Students have also developed further skills in scientific method and understanding, report writing, mathematics, English, team work, communication and technology.

Click here for full competition details and winner announcements

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