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Science and Engineering Investigation Awards

The Science and Engineering Investigation Awards (SEIA) allow Year 5 – 12 students to investigate a topic of their choice, either by following the scientific method of inquiry, or engineering a physical solution (prototypes) to address specific problems or needs.

Students plan what they are going to do, carry out their experiments or create their prototypes, then present their findings to judges from research, industry and education.

Participating in the Awards is free and students receive a certificate acknowledging their efforts. Prizes are awarded to outstanding projects and encouragement awards are also on offer.

As we learn to live with COVID in our community, we've made some changes to SEIA 2022. Presentation days will be held in your school, and we will provide a panel of experts to judge the Investigation Award projects.

Please note, the SEIA presentations days that were to take place at the University for Year 9 -12 in September have been cancelled.

Why enter?

This competition encourages interest in science and engineering through authentic learning experiences that enable students to solve real-world problems.

Participating in the Awards not only provides an opportunity to actively use scientific inquiry or engineering design, but also to develop valuable skills in reasoning, communication, presentation, project planning and delivery, and working as part of a team.

The Awards also offer a pathway to state, national and international recognition of excellence through the Tasmanian Science Talent Search and the BHP Science and Engineering Awards.

Register for SEIA in Schools

Be sure to review the entry conditions, risk assessment, and judging criteria for investigations or designs.

Key Dates 2022

SEIA in Schools (Y 5-12)

Statewide

Registrations close: 19 Sept

Presentations: 20 to 28 Oct


What's it like doing an investigation? Science and Engineering Investigation Awards

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

For more information, please contact:

Science Outreach Coordinator

Email: science.outreach@utas.edu.au