BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards
The BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards (BHPBFSEA) are Australia's most prestigious school science awards and are a partnership between CSIRO, the BHP Billiton Foundation and ASTA. There are both student awards and teacher awards.
The awards encourage school students across Australia to conduct open-ended investigative research and create inventions using sound scientific practice, and to recognise and reward high quality work on these fields.
Each state and territory Science Teachers Association runs a state-wide student competition and the best of the experimental research and engineering entries from these competitions are entered into the national competition, the BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards.
- Entry to the awards is via nomination only through your own state or territory Science Teacher Association science competition.
- There are three major awards – Investigations, Engineering and Innovator to market – in the BHPBFSEA.
- Student finalists have the chance to represent the awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in the USA.
The BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Teacher Awards recognise outstanding contributions made by classroom teachers to science education.
Teacher finalists are selected from around Australia. Each Science Teachers Association is invited to nominate one teacher, chosen for their excellence in teaching, their support of open-ended student investigations and their suitability to represent their state or territory.
For more information visit the BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards website.