Pupil bags science awards

Camps Bay High School Grade 11 pupil Storm Rhoda, with his multiple-award winning diagnostic algorithm science project.

Camps Bay High School Grade 11 pupil, Storm Rhoda, had his multiple-award winning diagnostic algorithm science project titled “Leveraging machine learning to improve medical diagnosis” up for display in the school foyer.

The diagnostic algorithm yields faster results for tests on illnesses such as pneumonia. Since the birth of his project, he has received the Siemens Ingenuity for Life award which in turn means that he will receive training in enhancing his engineering skills in future.

He was also presented with the Hatch Hendrick van der Bijl special award for the Most Outstanding project for showing insight and understanding in current and future technology and an additional R7 000.

And he also bagged a Special Award from the Department of Science and Technology for one of the best, most innovative projects presented at this year’s Science Expo, with R200 000 to go towards turning the project into a viable business.

Storm’s win at the Science Expo sent him and other students to Johannesburg to take part in the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair where he was awarded a silver medal. He is currently one of the shortlisted students who are to represent South Africa in the international team at various science fairs worldwide in 2020.