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Congratulations to Oliver Nicholls who was awarded first place at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania earlier this month. Oliver is from STELR school, Barker College in Hornsby, NSW and he designed a drone-like, robotic window cleaner for commercial buildings. The fair is the largest pre-university science competition in the world. Oliver received the Gordon E. Moore Award...

Help us find Australia's next Science Olympians. Sitting the Australian Science Olympiad Exams is the first step in being selected to represent Australia at the International Science Olympiads. Australian Science Innovators are on the lookout for Year 10-11 students who enjoy going beyond school science and have what it takes to take on the ultimate science challenge in August. Students can...

Congratulations to ATSE Fellow, Professor Svetha Venkatesh who was recently inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Professor Venkatesh is the Director of the Centre for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics (PRaDA) at Deakin University. Her work has resulted in a number of start-up companies including: iCetana which uses artificial intelligence to monitor large video surveillance networks to find anomalies and detect potential security...

The University of New South Wales is hosting the Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing. The 2018 Theme is ‘Technology & Tomorrow’ It is an essay competition aimed at students in years 7 to 10 from all states in Australia, which asks students to write an essay (800 words or less) about the impacts of a particular technology on society. Teachers' notes, information...

An opportunity for students, parents and teachers in Queensland and the Northern Territory. The Griffith University Sciences Group is once again hitting the road to encourage students to future-proof their career by studying STEM. The showcase is touring Cairns, Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Mackay and Darwin. Interactive evenings are being held to help you to gain an understanding of the exciting STEM-related degrees...

10 years ago, Chief Scientist of Australia and former ATSE President Dr Alan Finkel spearheaded STELR – an ATSE initiative bringing relevant applications of STEM to secondary schools. He reflects on a decade of STELR’s pioneering success. ...

Wednesday 4 April is Global Day of the Engineer, being hosted by DiscoverE (formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation). Their website includes heaps of resources to help engage students in activities that help explain the work of engineers. ...