On October 29th, Malika Rai (yr 11) and Holly Butler (yr 10) represented Garin college at the Cawthron Scientific expo. The Scitec Expo is an annual school science fair for students (Years 1 – 13) throughout the Nelson Tasman region. Malika researched Acute Myeloid Leukemia and invented her own algorithm, ‘Protomagnum Clustering’. Malika is now working along with Malaghan Institute of Medical Research from Wellington to further develop her algorithm. Holly presented her research about, what do radio waves tell us about the universe? Holly won an award for ‘best project related to radio waves’ from the New Zealand Amateur Radio Society. Both students agreed they both had a great time and both projects had a successful outcome.

By Malika Rai