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STANSW Young Scientist Award Presentation Ceremony 2015

Since 1992, the STANSW Young Scientist Awards run by the Science Teachers’ Association of New South Wales (STANSW) has been inspiring school-age kids to pursue studies in science and technology. To enter the Awards, students submit a scientific investigation and/or a working model of an invention.

The Young Scientist Awards offers students from Kindergarten to Year 12 incentives to carry out scientific investigations and inventions, and also provides teachers with valuable resources and professional learning opportunities.

Students in NSW schools carry out scientific investigations or inventions as part of their school’s science or technology programs. The Young Scientist categories and judging rubrics are designed to support the processes of Working Scientifically or Working Technologically in the respective NSW syllabuses.

AARNet is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Awards, which have attracted a record number of entries from a record number of schools.

At the presentation ceremony held at the University of Wollongong on 4 November, the students had the privilege of being addressed by world-renowned entomologist Dr. Chris Reid, who encouraged them all to continue being curious and to follow their passions.

Congratulations to all the Young Scientist Award winners, in particular to the winners of the AARNet Communications Award:

  • Years K-6, equal 1st, Elio Forte, Bondi Public School, with her project ‘Can I move salt using sound waves?’ and Emma Yap, Abbotsleigh, with her project ‘A Mobile Phone App Coordinating School Carpools’.
  • Years 7-12, Lachlan Bolton, Redeemer Baptist School, Self-adjusting microphone stand and Sebastian Hodge, Newington College, CPU Clock Speed and Performance.

This year saw more entries than ever before, and AARNet looks forward to continuing our partnership and supporting the trajectory of scientific investigation with the next generation of researchers.

STANSW will forward the major winning entries of the Young Scientist Awards to the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards.


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