Congratulations Joshua!


dsc_9491-joshua.jpgThe school is delighted that school captain Joshua Abordi has been selected to attend the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles from May 11-17, 2024.

The ISEF Fair is the World's largest pre-college STEM research competition. Participants compete in national competitions around the world and then the best are selected to attend the annual International Fair.  This year 1699 students from around the world will attend including student from the Eastern States. Joshua is the first Western Australian student to compete at ISEF in the 20+ years that Australia has participated in the competition. We wish him well with his projec t "Resistors, Fractals, and Infinity" which delves into the abstract mathematics that emerge when resistors -a simple electronic component used in almost every electronic device- are arranged into grids and lattices that stretch on infinitely.

Throughout his exploration of this problem Joshua developed mathematical methods for representing these abstract structures and for calculating physical values associated with them. Whilst this may all seem very abstract, the methods that Joshua has developed may find use in a variety of fields, from the design of antennas -like those found in your phone- to the development of irrigation systems to water crops and, hydrate livestock.