Last call for Judges in 2021 competition

There is still time to be involved in the premier STEM competition in NSW. Despite the challenges of the extended COVID lockdown, we are excited to have received close to 600 scientific investigations from very dedicated and committed young scientists from across the state.

Judging of secondary projects begins on Saturday October 9th and judging of primary projects begins on Saturday October 16th. All judging (and training) is online and details can be found here.

Participating in Young Scientist Training and Judging is excellent professional development and a wonderful opportunity to view first-hand the extraordinary scientific investigative skills and creativity of NSW students. Come and be involved – we promise you will be inspired!

On top of the world!

We have just taken out the top school STEM prize in the world, and NSW students have returned from Pittsburgh, USA with $194,200 in prizes.

In 2018 our program will award over 150 prizes for Maths, Science and Technology projects totalling over $75,000. Check out our new Year 11 & 12 age category with $2,700 in prizes for Depth Studies. We also have over $26,000 in prizes including an all-expenses-paid trip to the USA for 2 student projects and 1 teacher specifically for rural schools.

So whether you are from Bourke, Balranald, Boggabilla, Eden or Murwillumbah … we are encouraging you to get involved!

How to engage primary students with STEM in the classroom – ABC Splash

How to engage primary students with STEM

ABC Splash recently hosted a live chat with ICT integrator Ian Fairhurst. He talked about the importance of STEM in Primary Schools and then answered the questions posted during the event.

The key takeaway was that of identifying and maximising student passion and creativity, and that facilitating real world skills in learning activities is essential when teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) to primary students.