PROFESSIONAL scientists have described the innovative alternative energy project of a 17-year-old
Regional Science Fair director of the Eskom Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists
"Even though she had assistance with the experimental work, the concept and ideas came from her. It was really among the best for her category," she said. Peel said Danielle's project included in-depth investigations which set her apart from other pupils.
Danielle was among more than 800 top pupils who were chosen to represent their regions and showcase their projects to a panel of judges which included professional scientists and teachers. It was the second time she had participated in the finals at the expo.
"It was a challenge because I was finishing my project during my (mock) matric exams. I missed a lot of school while attending the international expo so I spent so much time catching up with my school work. I learnt that it's all about prioritising the things that matter," she said.
Danielle said she planned to study environmental engineering in the US next year.
In May she was awarded a scholarship from
"When I explain her projects to my colleagues at the university, they think it belongs to someone at university level. When I tell them it's my 17-year-old, they can't believe it," he said.
She will hear next month if she has been selected to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in
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