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Three ATSE Fellows were among the winners of the 2018 Eureka Prizes. Professor Andrew Blakers FTSE led a team that discovered 22,000 possible sites in Australia for pumped hydro energy storage, showing that a 100 per cent renewable energy future is possible in the country. The team won the Eureka Prize for Environmental Research. Professor Tony Weiss AM FTSE won the Eureka...

Camberwell Grammar School in Melbourne recently installed a 862 kW solar power system. It was installed by Gippsland Solar who report that it is the largest solar project for any school in Australia. Camberwell Grammar were one of the first to use STELR as they were a 'proof-of-concept' school in 2008. As a proof-of-concept school, they received  a roof-top wind...

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science sponsorships grants for science engagement have opened for this financial year. Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions aim to support young Australians to develop skills and potential career opportunities in a field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Grants will be offered to organisations, such as schools and community groups, to...

Students at STELR school, South Oakleigh College (SOC) in Victoria celebrated National Science Week early with a visit from ATSE Clunies Ross Award winner Dr Jim Aylward last week. Jim won the Clunies Ross Innovation Award for the discovery of a novel skin cancer treatment, Picato. Jim chose SOC for his presentation as it was his old school (of sorts)....

Yesterday Churchill Fellow, Elaine Manton, the STEM Coordinator at Loreto Grammar School in the UK, visited the ATSE office to meet with Maggie Evans-Galea and Pennie Stoyles. Elaine received the Churchill Fellowship to travel to Australia and the USA to study programs relating to Engaging Girls in STEM Careers. Loreto Grammar is a select-entry girls' school near Manchester. She and her...

ABC iView has published the Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship videos that we produced earlier this year for National Science Week. The videos are now available to a wider audience until 12 September.  https://iview.abc.net.au/collection/1999 They can also be viewed on the STELR website, The STELR YouTube channel and at Australia's Science Channel....

The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) is running a competition open to students in primary schools across Australia. The NATA Young Scientists of the Year Award started in 2007 to foster an interest in science among schoolchildren, and in response to concerns that Australia's scientific expertise is in decline. The competition encourages students to think about what science is and...

CSIRO's Indigenous STEM Achievement Awards recognise the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders students, scientists, teachers, schools and mentors. The awards recognise the immense value of connecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with inspirational role models. There are a total of 12 awards available. Applications open on 27 August 2018 and close on 28 September 2018. For details on how...

Registrations now open for NSW & QLD primary schools to receive free electricity teaching resources Primary schools in New South Wales and Queensland are encouraged to get involved in Electricity Safety Week 10-14 September 2018. This annual educational program helps teach primary school students how electricity works and how to behave safely around it. If you’re located in these states, you can...

Earthwatch Australia is offering an opportunity for science and geography teachers to participate in a 7-day professional development experience at the Daintree River in North Queensland. On this expedition, you will have a unique opportunity to assist scientists as they assess and protect the mangroves fringing Daintree's rainforests and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – generating scientific data which will be used...