Science and Engineering Investigation Awards
The Science and Engineering Investigation Awards allow Year 5 – 12 students to investigate a topic of their choice either following the scientific method of inquiry 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 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.
In 2022, the Awards will be organised into in-school presentations for Year 5- 8 students and on-campus presentations at the University of Tasmania for Year 9 – 12 students.
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.
Key Dates 2022
SEIA on Campus (Y 9-12)
Registration closes: 24 Aug
Presentation Day: 7 Sept
Award Ceremony (at Open Day): 11 Sept
Registration closes: 31 Aug
Presentation Day: 14 Sept
Award Ceremony (at Open Day): 18 Sept
Registration closes: 7 Sept
Presentation Day: 21 Sept
Award Ceremony (at Open Day): 25 Sept
SEIA in Schools (Y 5-8)
Registration closes: 30 Sept
Presentations: 20 to 28 Oct