The Friends’ School student selected as finalist for BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards

Posted on January 31, 2020

Willow Ingram (Year 12) has been selected as one of twenty-six finalists from around the country for Australia’s most prestigious school science and engineering awards.

The awards are a partnership between CSIRO, BHP Foundation and the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA), recognising the best and brightest student researchers and innovators in the country.

Willow’s independent research project concentrated on the impact of salmon farming on local waterways and researched whether nutrients released from salmon farming could be used as a resource for farming other species such as seaweed. Check out this video for more information.

Willow’s science teacher, Nicola Anderson, nominated her for the Tasmanian Science Teachers Awards after being incredibly impressed with her hard work and dedication as well as the quality of her final report. As a result of this nomination, she was then selected as a Tasmanian entrant in the national awards.

Congratulations, Willow, on this amazing achievement!