The BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards reward students for creative research projects and engineering innovations, and teachers for their contribution to science education.

The BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards reward students for creative research, experiment, investigation or engineering projects and teachers for their support of open-ended student investigations.

The 2016 national student finalists

Student awards

The BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Student Awards reward young people who have used technological innovation to design a new invention or who have undertaken practical research projects that demonstrate innovative approaches and thorough scientific procedures.

To be eligible for selection as a finalist you must first submit a project or an invention with written support into the experiment, research or investigation category of your local Science Teachers Association (STA) awards.

Entries of the highest standard will be chosen by each State and Territory STA and forwarded for selection of twenty-six finalists.

Prizes in each category

  • first place will win $4000 and a trip to the USA to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (eligibility conditions apply to the trip to the USA)
  • second prize of $3000
  • third prize of $1500
  • 20 finalist awards of $250 each.

In addition, category prizes include:

  • $250 each for up to eight winning primary entries
  • $100 each for up to one-hundred semi-finalist entries
  • encouragement award prize packs for ninety primary students.

Teacher awards

Each State/Territory Science Teachers Association (STA) will be invited to nominate one teacher who will be chosen for their excellence in teaching, their support of open-ended student investigations and their suitability to represent their State or Territory.

The BHP Billiton Science Teacher Awards recognise outstanding contributions made by classroom teachers to science education especially in the area of open ended investigations.

A winner is selected from each State and Territory. Winning classroom teachers receive travel to the presentation day in Melbourne.

One teacher will be selected to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair the USA.

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