SUCCESS AT STEM

Posted 21 October 2016 2:46pm

Future Problem Solving Program Australia (FPSP) offers many programs in which gifted students can display their problem solving abilities.

Canberra Girls Grammar School entered three projects that students have been developing during their Year 10 STEM elective. All three projects where entered into the Community Problem Solving section of FPS.

All three projects qualified our students for the Australian National Finals; Amna Ali and Nicole Wang’s project qualified in the senior team’s event, whilst Rhea Laverock and Stephanie Jones both qualified for the senior individual’s event. These finals were held over the weekend of the 14-16 October in Melbourne.

It was a successful finals for CGGS. Stephanie was awarded second place in the Senior Community Problem Solving (ind) event and Rhea took out first place, making her Australian Champion in this same event. Amna and Nicole were also placed first in their event and were pronounced Australian Champions for the Senior Community Problem Solving (teams).

All four students have been offered a place in the International Finals held in the USA next year in June.

We would like to thank Jenny Meibusch for helping Yvonne to accompany the girls to Melbourne.

Nicole Mackey and Yvonne McGarry
(STEM teachers)

Photo: Nicole Wang, Amna Ali, Rhea Laverock, Stephanie Jones and Yvonne McGarry