STEM Essay Winners
Five students have picked up prizes in a national essay writing competition with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The annual #STEM700 Challenge essay writing prize, initiated by a GDST pupil at sister school Sydenham High, invites 700 word submissions across different STEM categories. This year’s finalists came from Dulwich College and six GDST schools. Congratulations to all our pupils who picked up prizes for their impressive entries on a range of topics:
- Sophia in Year 7 – 2nd place in the Technology/Engineering Category (Under 14): Gene Editing: Genetic Saviour or Ethics Challenge?
- Noor in Year 9 – 3rd place in the Technology/Engineering Category (Under 14): Is Space Tourism Ready to Launch Yet?
- Keemia in Year 11 – 2nd place in the Science Category (Under 16): Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin
- Jenny in the Lower Sixth – 2nd place in the Science Category (Under 18): Are we going extinct?
- Riva in the Lower Sixth – 2nd place in the Technology/Engineering Category (Under 18): Spider-Man to Ant-Man: Insect Biology in Superhero Lore
This year’s judges were Hollie Burrell-Saward, Doctor of Parasitology and Head of Biological Safety at King’s College London; Nina Pimblett, Sector Guidance Lead for the Transition Plan Taskforce; and Camilla Carson of the award-winning Black Swan Data, where AI is used to unlock the power of social data.