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What are the Science and Engineering Investigation Awards?

The Science and Engineering Investigation Awards (SEIA) are a state-wide competition for Year 5 to 12 students who investigate a topic of their choice. Students then present their findings to judges from research and industry.

The judging is followed by a public presentation which is supported by Tasmanian industry and community organisations, and includes generous cash prizes.

Judging days are held on Cradle Coast - Burnie, Launceston and Hobart campuses in September each year.

The Science and Engineering Investigation Awards include the categories: Physical Sciences, Health and Wellbeing, Engineering, Agricultural Science, and, Environment and Marine Science.

The Science and Engineering Investigation Awards are generously supported statewide by the Tasmanian Women in Agriculture and locally by a number of businesses and community organisations.

Participating in the Awards not only provides an opportunity for actively learning about science inquiry and engineering design in real life contexts, but also for gaining valuable life skills in reasoning, communication, presentation, project planning and delivery, and team work.

NEW IN 2019! Engineering design projects

SEIA 2019 dates

North West Tasmania (Cradle Coast campus)

  • Tuesday 3 September (Year 5-6) - Investigation judging day
  • Wednesday 4 September (Year 7-12) - Investigation judging day
  • Thursday 5 September - Project displays, and presentation event
  • The projects are on display and open to the public 5 Sept, Cradle Coast Campus main reception

Northern Tasmania

  • Thursday 5 September (Year 5-12) - Investigation judging day (Newnham Campus)
  • Wednesday 11 September - Project displays, and presentation event (QVMAG)
  • The projects are on display and open to the public 6-11 Sept, Community Gallery, QVMAG

Southern Tasmania (Sandy Bay campus)

  • Thursday 12 September - Investigation judging day
  • Wednesday 18 September - Project displays, and presentation event

What are the Science and Engineering Investigation Awards?

Haven't been to the Awards before? Watch this short overview.

For more information, please contact:

North West Tasmania

Cate Rejman, Northwest Awards Coordinator

Email: Cate.Rejman@utas.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 6430 4566

Northern Tasmania

Prue Hamill, Northern Awards Coordinator

Email: Prudence.Hamill@utas.edu.au

South and State-wide

Jeannie-Marie LeRoi, Manager of Community & Student Engagement, College of Sciences and Engineering

Email: JeannieMarie.LeRoi@utas.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 6226 7477