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.

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[Camera zooms in on the photographs and they separate to allow an Australian map and text to be seen: BHP Billiton, Science and Engineering Awards 2017]

 

[Image changes to show an aerial view looking down on a teenage boy skateboarding along a suburban street]

 

[Image changes and the camera zooms in on a facing view of the boy skating along the street]

 

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[Image changes and the camera zooms in on a facing view of the boy and then images flash through of science experiments and a female working in a laboratory]

 

Female: Science is the word that we use to explain the result of curiosity. 

 

[Camera zooms in on the female working in the laboratory and then the image changes to show a male watching a drone and then the image changes to show the male laughing]

 

It’s that core of the universe that we revolve around. 

 

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It’s what is going to determine

 

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the possible outcomes of the life that we live. 

 

[Image changes to show a female in a laboratory and then the image changes to show a female running with two dogs on leads]

 

The way that science and engineering has been advancing in the past

 

[Image changes to show a female shooting a basketball goal and then images flash through of the girl shooting, the ball in the air and the ball going through the hoop]

 

shows how much scope there really is for it to evolve in the future. 

 

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Exactly how different, I’m not really sure.

 

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 It hasn’t been done yet,

 

[Image changes to show a female sitting on a sheep yard fence and talking to the camera]

 

so we’ll just see what happens I guess. 

 

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2017 BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards compilation video

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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