Students impress at science fair

The Port Moresby International School science fair aims to encourage students to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

POMIS is hosting its annual science fair today to celebrate the International year of Periodic Table.

The fair was well underway today as selected groups of students competed in the event.

Students from grades 6-9 showcased and demonstrated their science projects for the judges from different companies to see and observe.

Head of department for science, Samantha Richards, said she was impressed with what the students created and how they managed to think outside the box.

“There’s been a lot of development and practical, investigative reports. Several of the students have gone into research, impact in industries in their environment and constructing and engineering actual devices,” she stated.

Representatives from bmobile, BSP, ExxonMobil, IEA Head Office and Nature Park participated in the fair in judging or donation of prizes.

Nature Park Senior Education Officer, Shirley Mogi, was one of the judges who was impressed with the students’ inventions.

“Very outstanding extension of existing experiments or projects that you see running, but very creative and very in-depth knowledge on different science aspects,” Mogi said.

Teachers at POMIS believe the fair is an avenue that will ignite students’ interest to think critically and produce innovative ideas.

(Article by Jasmine Iru – third year UPNG Journalism student)

Jasmine Iru