Neil deGrasse Tyson Competition Winners

10 July 2017

I love science . . . this much! Here are the winning entries of the I love science competition run by the University of Canterbury’s College of Science, as part of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s visit to Christchurch. The competition was open to New Zealand students in Year 11 to 13. They were asked to share their love for science in any way they liked – art, poetry, storytelling, music, video and more.

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    Neil deGrasse Tyson I Love Science ... this much! competition

This work was submitted to a competition run by UC's College of Science as part of Neil deGrasse Tyson's visit to Christchurch.

Here are the winning entries.  Enjoy!

Aayushi Verma - My passion for astrophysics, Year 13, Christchurch Girls' High School

I Love Science - Amy Pearson, Art+Science+wonder, Year 11, Ashburton College

I Love Science - Ana Laura Oliveira Souza, Astronomy curiosity, Year 11, Christchurch Girls' High School

Amber Rose , An ode to science, Year 12, Kuranui College

I Love Science - Anahita Piri , Science I love thee, Year 12, New Plymouth Girls' High School

I Love Science - Andrew Whiteley - Andrew Whiteley, Genetics - there is more to the human body than meets the eye, Year 13, Spotswood College

I Love Science - Arbel Tenembaum My inspiration to study science, Year 11, Glendowie College

Kathrine Wiki Arapeta, Through the universe and beyond! Year 11, Avonside Girls' School

Liam Hotter, Mercury - universal dreams, Year 11, Palmerston North Boys' High School

Noah Fenwick, How large is my passion for science? Year 11, Hagley College

I Love Science - Ben Harry Sci-ku - a haiku with science, Year 12, Cashmere High School

I Love Science - Caleb Livingstone, Meeting with Dr Energy, Year 12, Ashburton College

I Love Science - Daniel Burgin, Astronomical power pole, Year 13, Wellington College

I Love Science - Emma Stalker, Physics: intriguing and exciting, Year 13, Mt Aspiring College

I Love Science - Enrico Ancheta, Infographic of space, Year 12, Catholic Cathedral College

I Love Science - Francesca Zhang, All star(ting) to love science, Year 12, Riccarton High School

I Love Science - Ivan Erstich-Coles, Mice and men, Year 12, Okaihau College

I Love Science - Jaehee Chun, Human "nature", Year 12, Bethlehem College

I Love Science - Jason Alexander, My life with science, Year 12, Riccarton High School

I Love Science - Jesse Satherley, Young boy, Year 13, Whanganui High School

I Love Science - Jessica Stone, This is science, Year 12, Geraldine High School

I Love Science - Joanne Sutton, Stars, Year 13, Tauranga Girls' College

I Love Science - Jonathan Austin, The scientific lens, Year 12, Francis Douglas Memorial College

I Love Science - Josie Tallents, The astronaut, Year 12, Ashburton College

I Love Science - Maddi Parlato, Just a theory, Year 13, Manawatu College

I Love Science - Marinah Rondel, Welcome to the universe, Year 13, Burnside High School

I Love Science - Natacha Varlet, Flying through time, Year 13, Middleton Grange School

I Love Science - Paris Callaghan, Oh, for the love of science, Year 11, Stratford High School

I Love Science - Penny Malavisuriya, The cosmic coda, Year 13, Kelston Girls' College

I Love Science - Russell Boey, Classical daydreams, Year 12, St Andrew's College





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