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South African youngsters win top awards at ISEF 2015

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SA Kids who won awards at Intel ISEF 2015Three teenagers from South Africa have claimed grand awards at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

ISEF is an annual science fair where 1,700 young scientists from 75 nations showcase the innovations that saw them win national science fairs in their home countries.

Anna Midgley, 16, from Herschel Girl’s high school in Cape Town won a $1,500 second place in the Plant Sciences category for her research into the potential of high-protein fynbos nuts as a crop.

Bernard Smit, 18, from Hoerskool Waterkloof in Pretoria won a $1,500 second place in the Microbiology category for his method of generating electricity using Magnetotactic bacteria.

Armand Duvenage, 17, from Hoerskool Garsfontein in Pretoria won a $1,000 third place in the Embedded Systems category for his mobile energy management system.

Iselle Van Den Heever, who invented an apparatus that can determine the duration of a sidereal day, and Bernard Smit also won cash prizes at the awards ceremony.

The winner of the coveted $75,000 (about R900,000) Gordon E Moore Award was Raymond Wang from Vancouver, Canada.

-Source MyBroadband

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