oa Quest - Girl Power!

Volume 15 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1729-830X



Weeks of hard work on science projects paid off for female learners who bagged the biggest prizes at the Eskom Expo International Science Fair in September. Both the Top Senior and Top Junior Scientists were female, as were the winners of the Siemens Grand Prize and the four Eskom Special Awards, among others. The Top Senior was Iqra Faki, a Grade 12 learner from Star College Sybrand Park Girl’s High in Cape Town. Iqra won a R75 000 cash prize and was also awarded the Meiring Naudé Award for the most inspiring project. Her project, ‘Fractal exploration: The 3-dimensional Koch snowfl ake’, aimed to examine mathematical trends and noticeable properties for the surface area and volume of the three-dimensional Koch snowfl ake.

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