BISP Student Earns CREST Gold Award for Tooth-Whitening Research

Yi Won, a talented Year 13 student recently made history by becoming the first BISP student to be awarded the CREST Gold Award from the British Science Association. This prestigious award recognises students who demonstrate exceptional skills in conducting practical research and making a significant contribution to a STEM field.

To qualify for the CREST Gold Award, students must devote themselves to immersive research and generate an original idea or solution. The process typically requires 70 hours of research and is an incredible challenge for any student to undertake. However, Yi Won proved herself to be more than up to the task.

For her project, Yi Won investigated the effectiveness of different tooth-whitening products. She designed a unique method and brushing mechanism to brush actual human teeth with various whitening products, then took measurements of the reflection of light from the teeth in a sealed chamber. By analysing these measurements, Yi Won was able to quantify and compare how white the teeth were after treatment.

Yi Won’s research was an outstanding achievement and a testament to her creativity, dedication and scientific rigour. It is a remarkable accomplishment for any student to earn the CREST Gold Award, and it speaks to the exceptional quality of education and support provided by BISP.

Congratulations, Yi Won, on your outstanding achievement. We can’t wait to see where your passion for STEM takes you next!

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British International School, Phuket

British International School, Phuket (BISP), is an English medium, co-educational, day and boarding school that was established in 1996 in the heart of Phuket, Thailand. Its purpose-built 44 acre campus includes high quality boarding accommodation and provides world-class facilities that enable students to excel in sports and the expressive arts, as well as in their studies.

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