2022 Young Scientist of Wyndham Competition

The Wyndham Young Scientist competition is an open invitation to schools of Wyndham to select outstanding young talent in areas of science and technology, where student’s inventions and ideas will be showcased as part of Wyndham’s Learning Festival week. 

All students across Wyndham from year levels 7 to 12 will be eligible to participate. The Wyndham Young Scientist Contest will encourage young people to help build a better Wyndham.  Encouraged and facilitated through their schools, student teams will connect with local issues, explore them scientifically, envision, collaborate, and invent solutions. 

The aim of the project is to encourage and foster a love for learning science in the community. In particular, it’s about developing young people’s natural curiosity, and encouraging them to explore and problem solve in ways that creates a better future for Wyndham.  

 
In order to encourage students creativity, they are encouraged to work on a project that links back into making a better tomorrow for Wyndham.  This includes making live models, presentations and installations that are both creative and innovative. 

This can range anywhere from energy conservation to simple machines.   

Step 1:  

Students are required to complete an individual application form via the website and submit a 3-minute video recording. This can be sent to Young Scientist of Wyndham email or directly uploaded on to the website.  

The project summary should include the below headings:  

  • Category of the project (e.g. sustainable environment) 
  • Title of the project  
  • Project innovation /Summary explain the uniqueness of the project
  • Explain why there is a need for this invention – how it can be used for the benefit of the Wyndham community   

The projects or ideas should be simple and clearly outlined with a reason for the need identified and how the solution will be implemented. Students can create and enter the contest as individuals as well as teams.

Note: Maximum of 6 entries per school will be permitted. 

The last date of entry to the contest will be the 31st of August 2022. 

Step 2:  

The entries will be shortlisted by the following team members.

Vijisha

Madhuri Vasa 

Dr. Srimathy Kesan- CEO and Founder of Space Kids India

The participants will be shortlisted to and notified by the 01 September 2022.

Step 3:  

The shortlisted participants will then be invited to compete on the final day of the contest on 3rd September 2022 by displaying their model/ presentation to a panel of 3 Judges.  

Note: The judging criteria will be based on their innovation, communication, creation and presentation of the project in line with a better future for Wyndham.  

What benefits of the project will continue beyond the project end date? * 

  • Children’s innovation can be used to develop strategies for environmental sustainability by the Wyndham Council. 
  • Where students have an idea/invention, the sustainable department at Wyndham City Council has expressed interest in promoting the completion through our teachers network. 
  • This will allow the students to feel empowered and create a pathway to link the community with the Council. In turn encouraging young leaders to learn more about science.  
  • As the judges have a wide array of expertise in science, we as team members will encourage the students to involve the students to work with them in their projects as required. 
  • Based on the success rate of the current project, we will be conducting this contest on an annual basis, in conjunction with the Wyndham Learning Festival.