Computing students achieved several significant milestones this semester...
Two Year 12 students were finalists for the prestigious Australian Information Industry Association Awards. Ben Gonzalez’s submission of his Autonomous Water Testing and Mapping technology and Joseph Brown’s Real-time Gas Leak Detection unit for the mining industry were both awarded the WiseTech Global Student Recognition Award for their devices.
It was a wonderful opportunity for networking and a great learning experience to come up against some of Queensland’s best innovations of 2017 from the public and private sectors and universities.
Congratulations also to Jake van den Brink and Samuel Planting for being ranked in the top 14% of students in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore in the recent Computational and Algorithmic Thinking test run by the Australian Mathematics Trust.
In addition to this, a group of year 9 students were certified as HTML developers by the World Wide Web Consortium, the International Standards Organization that manages the global Internet standards. Students had to pass a 70-minute exam with a minimum 75% mark in order to be certified.