- A teenager from Cape Town has won several awards for his science project
- The innovation is used for medical diagnosis of specific illnesses
- He is shortlisted to represent the country on the world stage next year
A Camps Bay High School Grade 11 student has won multiple awards for his science project, which focuses on medical diagnostics. The project features an algorithm that produces faster results when testing for specific illnesses.
Storm Rhoda from Hout Bay won gold at the Cape Town Eskom Expo earlier this year. The young pupil then travelled to Johannesburg to participate in the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair.
Storm’s project received some of the top awards and high acclaim at the International Science Fair. He was presented with the HATCH Hendrik van der Bijl Special Award for the most outstanding project. The award was accompanied by a R7 000 prize.
The teen also received a Special Award from The Technology Innovation Agency - a division of the Department of Science and Technology - for one of the best, most innovative projects presented at the Expo. The award comes with a support award valued at R200 000 to change the project into a viable business.
Overall, the innovative project was awarded with a silver medal at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair and he is shortlisted to represent South Africa on the international team at various Science Fairs worldwide next year.
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