The BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards are Australia’s most prestigious science and engineering awards for schools. Run in partnership with the Science Teachers Association and CSIRO, the awards recognize the significant achievement of young people who have undertaken practical research projects, demonstrating innovation through scientific procedure.
At this year’s awards, held on 3 February in Melbourne, nine of the winners and finalists hailed from AARNet-connected schools, including Barker College NSW, Methodist Ladies College VIC, St Mary’s College TAS, Burnie High School TAS, Lyneham High School ACT, John Monash Science School VIC, Abbotsleigh Junior School NSW and St Ignatius College NSW.
AARNet provides schools with the performance capacity to leverage high-bandwidth resources and services in the classroom. Schools in the AARNet community are able to promote independent discovery from multiple online sources in real time from a wide range of national and international ‘on-network’ content providers. AARNet provides access to content, resources, and people, enabling the creation and delivery of new educational experiences.
The awards have been operating since 1981, and aim to increase students’ exposure to experts who offer guidance and give them the confidence to pursue scientific endeavours.
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