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Science and Engineering Investigation Awards

2021 Update: Awards going ahead live in all three regions

The Science and Engineering Investigation Awards are a state-wide competition for Year 5 to 12 students. The Awards allow school students to either investigate a topic of their choice following the scientific method of inquiry and experimentation or engineer physical solutions (prototypes) to address specific problems or needs. Students plan what they are going to do, carry out their experiments or create their prototypes, then share their findings with judges from research, industry and education.

Participating in the Awards is free and students will receive a certificate acknowledging their efforts.

The Awards are organised into two events: the Project Presentation Days in which students present their projects, supported by their poster display and written report, to judges. This is then followed by the Awards Evening in which awards are presented for the best projects in each category.

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 rely on strong industry and community support, including financial support to reward student achievement. Project prizes are based on merit and are currently awarded in the following categories: Agricultural Science, Engineering, Engineering Design, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Health and Fitness, and Physical Science.

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

Key Dates

Burnie

Thursday 26th August: Project Presentation Day at Marist Regional College

Friday 10th September: Awards evening at Marist Regional College

Launceston

Tuesday 31st August: Project Presentation Day at Newnham Campus

Wednesday 8th September: Awards Evening at Newnham Campus

Hobart

Wednesday 15th September: Project Presentation Day at Sandy Bay Campus

Thursday 23rd September: Awards Evening at Sandy Bay Campus


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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:

Schools and Community Engagement

Email: science.outreach@utas.edu.au