Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and impact on schools and related programs, the Science and Engineering Investigation Awards will not run in 2020 in its usual format. We are currently exploring how we can support students (and their teachers and parents) to do an investigation project at home. The Tasmanian Science Talent Search will be going ahead as usual.
If you would like to receive future updates, or have any feedback, please email us and we’ll keep you posted. Thank you for your understanding in these challenging times and stay safe.
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.