Sisters win Australia's top science award

Sisters Emily (Year 11) and Ella (Year 8) Woods have won the 2018 University of Sydney Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize for secondary students for their short film “Gas Busters”, about lactose intolerance.

Their prize was awarded at an August gala black-tie event in where the girls had the opportunity meet some of Australia’s leading scientists including Professor Michelle Simmons (Australian of the Year 2018).

The hotly contested and prestigious award recognises the best short film that communicates a science concept in an accessible and engaging way and is dedicated to encouraging young scientists who will be future leaders in research, discovery and communication.

View the girls entry below: