Winners of the 2020 UNSW Bragg Prize announced

Inspo incoming! This year's Bragg winners have some seriously game-changing ideas.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing.

What are the benefits of lab grown meat? Are STEM cells ethical? How can we make certain diseases extinct? These are the fascinating and timely questions explored in the winning essays of this year’s UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing.

High school students around Australia were invited to submit 800-word essays in response to the 2020 theme: The Big Ideas Saving the Planet, identifying and discussing a problem in our world that is yet to be solved by contemporary science and technology.

Three winning essays were selected from dozens of high calibre entries.

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The winners of the 2020 UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing

WINNER: Cultured Meat: The Future of Food?

Elena Canty (Year 9, Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School), puts together a strong argument for the benefits of lab-grown meat. Read her essay in full here.

RUNNER UP: Stem Cells: Little Cells, Big Possibilities

Philippe Mouawad (Year 7, Georges River Grammar School), explores stem cells as a solution to a number of the world’s problems. Read his essay in full here.

RUNNER UP: iPS Cells: The STEM of the Future

Jeremy Simonetto (Year 8, St Patrick’s College) discusses the potential planet-changing uses for iPS cells in medical research. Read his essay in full here.

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Congratulations also to the following schools for submitting the most entries, taking out  our School’s Book Prize:

  • Kirrawee High School, Sydney (metropolitan winner)
  • St Matthews Catholic Public School, Mudgee (regional winner).

An initiative of UNSW PressUNSW Science and Refraction Media, the Bragg Prize is designed to encourage and celebrate the next generation of science writers, researchers and leaders.

The Bragg Prizes are named for Australia’s very first Nobel Laureates, the father-and-son team of William Henry Bragg and William Lawrence Bragg.

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