Talented, much? Watch 8 short-listed Young Scientist of the Year entries

University of Adelaide Young Scientist of the Year
It's not just the winning entries that were awesome! The top eight finalists of the University of Adelaide Young Scientist of the Year video comp were seriously impressive.

Congratulations to the eight University of Adelaide Young Scientist of the Year video competition runners-up

Sustainable sugarcane, soil erosion and pest management are just some of the timely and important questions explored in the winning entries of the curriculum-linked University of Adelaide Young Scientist of the Year video competition.

High school students around Australia were invited to submit a short video on an environmental problem or solution on one of the following topics:

“Our world faces huge challenges and we know science holds the key,” stresses The University of Adelaide‘s Interim Executive Dean, Faculty of Sciences, Professor Katrina Falkner. “It’s great to see so many young scientists engaged with these challenges, producing high quality ideas and solutions. The future does look bright.”

Two winning videos were selected from dozens of seriously impressive entries. But just as amazing? The other eight short-listed clips who didn’t make the final cut! Watch them here.

1. Green Corridors for Conserving Marine Mammals, St Michaels College, SA

2. Wildlife Conservation: Southern Cassowary, Mount St Joseph, NSW

3. Saving the Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, Vic

4. Piezoelectricity, Edinburgh College, Vic

5. Saltwater Batteries | Professor Cheeseman and the Lab Rats, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, Vic

6. Soil Erosion, St Joseph’s School, WA

7. Save the Vaquita, Somerset College, QLD

8. Energy and Critical Minerals, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Vic

An initiative of The University of Adelaide in partnership with Careers with STEM, the University of Adelaide Young Scientist of the Year video competition is designed to encourage and celebrate the next generation of science communicators researchers and leaders.

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As Refraction’s digital editor, Cassie Steel spends her days researching robots and stalking famous scientists on Twitter.

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