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Nominations Close: BHP Foundation Science & Engineering Awards

November 1, 2019

The BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards are Australia’s most prestigious school science and engineering award, held in partnership between the BHP Foundation, CSIRO and the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA).

The Awards reward school-aged students who have undertaken practical research projects. The BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards recognise and reward the next generation of STEM leaders who have undertaken innovative science or engineering projects.

There are also awards for teachers to recognise outstanding contributions made by classroom teachers to science education.

Entry is via nomination only, through a state or territory Science Teachers Association competition.

To be considered for nomination, please submit your project/s into the relevant state or territory Science Teachers Association competition categories:

  • experiment, research or investigation category of your local STA competition
  • the invention or engineering category of your local STA competition

The top twenty-six student finalists will be invited to an all-expenses paid, four-day educational science camp and the prestigious BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards ceremony to be held in Melbourne in February each year. Part of this camp includes the final judging round for the major awards.

The top three projects from the Investigations category and top three projects from the Engineering category receive the following:

  • First: A$4000
  • Second:  A$3000
  • Third: A$1500

One finalist will be awarded the Innovator to Market award. The Innovator to Market winner will receive an all-expenses paid experience including attendance at one of CSIRO’s ON programs and visit to CSIRO labs or centres.

The top twenty finalists will receive A$250.

Up to 100 semi-finalist entries will win A$100.

Teacher finalists will be invited to attend the BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards Teacher Best Practice Seminar and the prestigious BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards ceremony to be held in Melbourne in February each year. The winning teacher will also be invited to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in the United States of America in May.

Nominations close 1 November 2019. 

For more information, visit: https://scienceawards.org.au/