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National Science + Engineering Competition: Holly Lodge win Crest Award Prize!
After qualifying for the National Science + Engineering Competition finals at The Big Bang North West, Holly Lodge Girls’ College student, Olivia Barkley Quinn competed at The National Big Bang Fair and was awarded the Crest Award Prize for Communication of Science in a Context!
Olivia impressed the judges with her ability to clearly and concisely communicate her research project and to show her enthusiasm in STEM. Her project concerned the development of antibiotic resistance of Bacteria in washing machines.
Olivia carried out a piece of research into horizontal gene transfer in E.coli. This is one of the avenues bacteria have for developing antibiotic resistance. Olivia showed that they are able to do their horizontal gene transfer in temperatures up to 60oC. She then went on to show that the bacteria were able to survive in range of different concentrations of Biological and non-biological washing powders. Her research suggests that to help slow down the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria we should be using higher concentrations of detergent and higher temperatures in our washing machines.
“We are very proud of the dedication and hard work Olivia put into her project and delighted for her recognition and chance to meet the celebrity judges at the National Science and Engineering Competition.” – Colin Riddell, Holly Lodge Girl’s College.
As are we Colin and how fantastic to meet Helen Sharman, Ben Miller and Dr Emily Grossman! Congratulations to Olivia on her amazing achievement from Team MerseySTEM!
Have you entered the National Science + Engineering Competition? You could be showcasing your work at The Big Bang North West 2016! Click here for more…
ENTER THE NATIONAL SCIENCE + ENGINEERING COMPETITION HERE!
The closing date for projects to be entered is 6 May 2016
Places are limited, please register your projects and book your place as soon as possible.
THE BIG BANG NORTH WEST 2016!
Booking is now OPEN! You can choose to attend the morning or afternoon session. National Science + Engineering Competition entrants will need to book a morning slot as you will need to attend the whole day.
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YOU DON’T WANT YOUR SCHOOL TO MISS THIS!