TAKING SCIENCE RESEARCH FROM THE CLASSROOM INTO THE BIONICS INSTITUTE
On Friday, 25th October a group of 9E students presented their research to a group of scientists at the Bionics Institute in East Melbourne. Around 20 scientists and researchers came along to hear about the students’ research into the latest electrode stimulation and treatments for diseases such as Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone Disease. Two students also presented their findings on an ongoing research project into teenagers and their listening habits on personal listening devices such as iPods.
Students conducted the research during Term 1 and 2 in conjunction with two researchers from Bionics Institute of Victoria and followed up with writing up their findings in a formal report which was presented to the scientists on Friday. The research will also be used by the Bionics Institute and hopefully be published in a scientific journal in the future. Scientists in attendance were impressed with the quality of work done by the 9E students and many asked for copies of their presentations to take away with them. Each student was presented with a certificate and iTunes voucher for their work. Gleneagles will continue to work with the Institute in future, looking into work experience opportunities and future research projects.
Ms Mullins, 9E Science Teacher
Pictured: Jarrod O’Donnell, 9E, Raras Santosa, 9E and Peter Shahid and Rachael Woolridge, 9E Students