The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student STEM Achievement Awards are for high school and tertiary undergraduate or TAFE students showing passion, engagement and improvement in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, as well as leadership capabilities. Three winners will be awarded - two Secondary Student Award winners and one Tertiary Student Award winner.

To be eligible for this award the nominee must:

  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • be currently enrolled in senior high school, a university undergraduate degree or alternative tertiary level education program such as TAFE (These Awards are not for students beyond an undergraduate level).
  • show passion, engagement and improvement in science, technology, engineering or mathematics demonstrate effective inquiry competencies i.e. ability to apply the critical thinking skills of planning, conducting, processing and evaluating
  • demonstrate involvement in extra-curricular STEM activities (for example, work experience/placements that build inquiry skills, participation in science-mathematics student networks)
  • demonstrate leadership capabilities (e.g. mentoring other students).

Secondary Student Award winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in the USA, as observers. The 2019 Intel ISEF will be held in Phoenix Arizona, 12 - 17 May 2019.

Tertiary Student Award winners will receive a bursary award of $5000.

Previous winners of this Award have been Shailyn Isaac, Kayla Pattel, Jessica Storrar, Sharni Cox and Greta Stephensen.

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