The Science Geniuses busy solving the murder case. Photos: Supplied

A total of six of Stanford Lake College’s (SLC) teams competed in the Tritech National Round on Thursday the 21st of October. The theme for this round was ‘A murder was committed’.

The teams of scientists needed to follow up all clues in the murder scene using their scientific problem-solving techniques. This included a comparing of notes, DNA extraction, ink chromatography, fingerprint studies, footprint analysis, identification of the mystery substance, a textile test, and a spatter analysis.

The teams had great fun while they completed their forensic investigation. Blondi was eventually identified as the murderer in the end.

Team Beauty with Brains hard at work.

The “Beauty with Brains” team, consisting of Isabella Dando, Nsovo Mabila, Jana Prinsloo and Krisha Kanyongolo and “The Conquerors” which comprised of Dylan Turner, Tristan Brett, Mickey Mkhabele, Debbie
Maswanganyi, Caitlin le Roux and Mieke van Wyngaardt all obtained above 90% for their tasks and received platinum medals.

“The Science Geniuses” which was comprised of Wihan van Eeden, Steven Thompson, Krish Pandya and Nicholas Boyum and team “Otis” of Shriya Patel, Thato Moleya, Mokgale Mamabolo and Relotilwe Sekhula managed to get gold medals.

The “Oestrogen Overload” team with Nanaki Kgopong, Chelsy Mathebula, Makungu Shiwundlana, Isabella Alcock, Omphile Masuluke and Safiyyah Modan as well as the “Technitium” team with Sophia Leher, Finn Straughan, Connor Veldsman and Yash Kalan all received silver accolades.