Two Northwood students have been recognised for their outstanding work as part of STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
Sophie Khaddaj and Shreya Kabra who are Year 12 students at St Helen’s School in Northwood have both been recognised internationally for their work which also demonstrates their determination to complete the projects amidst the difficulties of the past year.
Shreya’s article The Controversy of Time, which focusses on the fundamental nature of time was selected by Yale students and published in their Young Global Scientists magazine.
Whilst Sophie’s work on infectious disease management with Oxford University won an international research competition at the 2020 International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Applications to Business, Engineering and Science.
Sophie said she became interested in her project after studying processes such as natural selection and the impact it could have on human health.
She said: “It was thrilling and rewarding to be able to work with the group and produce my first major publication, and present it at an international conference in China.”
St Helen’s is incredibly proud of the two students who have worked hard on their project despite the added stress and pressure of the pandemic.