Science and Engineering Investigation Awards
2021 Awards were held live in all three regions
2022 Awards information coming in February
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.
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.