Winners of the NSTF Science Programmes in Malta - 2015

The winners of the 13th edition of the NSTF Science Expo were announced during the NSTF Science Expo Awards Night 2015 on Saturday, 28th March at the MCAST Paola Auditorium.


The winners are:


NSTF Science Art Contest


St Nicholas College Mgarr Primary                     Kristelle Muscat

Sliema Primary School                                         Roberta Formosa 

Sta.Venera Primary                                               Leah Sammut Channing 

Mosta Primary A                                                  Clyde Magro

SBC Zurrieq Primary                                            Brielle Zammit 

SBC Safi Primary                                                 Noelene Delmar

SBC Ghaxaq Primary                                           Eowyn Grima

Msida Primary                                                      Afrodyta Kanabus

St Theresa College Birkirkara Primary                Charlize Bartolo

Marsa Primary                                                     Shania Marie Spencer

STC Lija-Balzan-Iklin Primary                           Sean Micallef

STMC Zejtun Primary                                         Zack Tonna

Attard Primary                                                    Alessandro Chetcuti Pirrone 

St Francis School, Msida                                    Class Prize 

St. Paul's Missionary College                             Isaac Vassallo

St. Augustine College - Primary Sector             Kurt Polidano

Sacred Heart College Junior School                  Kaelynn Pampanella

Stella Maris College/ St. Benild School            Juan Grixti Maniscalco 

St Monica Gzira                                                Amber Sciberras


NSTF Science Photo Contest


Andrea Luca Bartolo – Age 14 - St Augustine College - Refraction of light through air, water and glass  

Deborah Calleja – Age 15 - Zejtun Secondary School – Water Rainbow 

Clayton Fenech – Age 17 – Junior College - Aircraft Phenomena 

Keith Muscat – Age 21 – University of Malta – Tri Balance


NSTF Primary School Contest for Young Scientists 


The Malta National Aquarium and IMS Ltd. Award: Jordan-Rhys Cutajar, Zach Davies and Bradley Camilleri (De la Salle College) – ‘Measuring the sugar contest in carbonated drinks’

The Malta National Aquarium Award: Jacob Mifsud, Daniel Fero and Matteo Gambin (De la Salle College) - ‘Measuring the sugar contest in carbonated drinks’

The Malta National Aquarium Award: Philip Gatt and Ettienne Fenech (St. Paul’s Missionary College, Rabat) for their project ‘How the brain studies best.’

The Malta National Aquarium Award: Megan Colurciello, Maya Gatt and Maya Willie (St. Monica Gzira) for their project ‘Neutralisation: What antiacid works best?’


School Lab


Model Shop Award – Matteo Grima, Paul Immanuel Buhagiar & Justin Jacob Pace (St. Nicholas College, Naxxar Boys’ Secondary) for their project ‘Atmospheric pressure in the Kitchen’ 

Model Shop Award – Germ Wars - Kurt Psaila, Owen Vella & Nicolai Agius (St. Benedict College Secondary School, Kirkop) for their project ‘Germ Wars: Spices and herbs vs bacteria’

Model Shop Award –  Raffaella Baldacchino, Jennifer Xuereb & Michaela Ellul (Immaculate Conception School, St. Jeanne Antide College, Tarxien) for their project ‘Golden Rain’

Audience Award – Forestals Prize –  Kurt Psaila, Owen Vella & Nicolai Agius (St. Benedict College Secondary School, Kirkop) for their project ‘Germ Wars: Spices and herbs vs bacteria’


 5 ¼ Games Prize 


5 ¼ Games is a local video game company, making use of science and technology to create a game that is based around Malta and its history. Throughout the NSTF Science Expo, Mr. Alan Duca from 5 ¼ Games, held multiple sessions with students on video game development. Mr. Clint Mizzi, one of the Co-Founders of 5 1/4 Games presented a small token to a group that, through their science projects, have tried to make our islands a better place.


Josephine Vella, Amber Mifsud & Stephanie Ellul (Handaq Secondary School) for their investigation on air pollution/ the amount if carbon dioxide in the air and their campaign: ‘Be part of the Solution, not the pollution’ – St. Ignatius College, Handaq Secondary School


NSTF School Contest for Young Scientists 


Robert Bugeja, Neil Portelli & Jake Bezzina (St. Augustine College) - Don’t Smoke… It’s no Joke! 

Josephine Vella, Amber Mifsud & Stephanie Ellul (Handaq Secondary School): Air pollution: ‘Be part of the Solution, not the pollution’ 

Kelsey Bonnici, Shania Brooke Bugeja & Joanne Farrugia Imbroll (St. Clare’s School ex-Sandhurst, Pembroke) for their project : The Bitter Sweet Truth 


 NSTF Malta Student Science Forum 


London International Youth Science Forum Award: Edward Thake & Seren Cakar (St. Aloysius College) - Presentation on ‘Fusion Upstarts’


International Wildlife Research Week - Martina Pizzuto and Francesco Pavia (De la Salle College) – Presentation on ‘Fusion Upstarts’


NSTF Contest for Young Scientists


Enrico Zammit Lonardelli - (St. Aloysius College) - ‘Can an apple a day keep asthma away?’ 


Gabriel Tabone & Laura Farrugia - (St. Aloysius College) – ‘Removal of Cell receptor from blood serum’  and Nicole Grech Flores & Jessica Bonnici (St. Aloysius College) - ‘An in vitro study to measure antioxidants activity’ 



Congratulations to all prize winners and all participants of the NSTF Science programmes 2014/2015!


Click here for the NSTF Science Award's Night Photos 


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