Deputy head prefect represents SA at international science fair

Storm Rhoda

Camps Bay High School’s deputy head prefect, Storm Rhoda, represented South Africa at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which was held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Last year, Storm was in the news for his science project: Machine Learning to assist in pneumonia diagnosis.

He won a silver medal and numerous other awards at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair.

Storm’s project was one of the 52 global finalists in the Robotics and Intelligent Machines Category at the Regeneron ISEF Virtual 2020 Expo. The project received the Official Intel ISEF 2020 Abstract and Certification and was approved by the Scientific Review Committee.

Storm’s algorithm makes it quicker and more accurate for a health professional to identify and distinguish the difference between lungs that are infected by pneumonia and lungs that are not infected in an efficient manner for adults and children.