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ATSE Fellow, Professor Rose Amal, received one of the top Queen’s Birthday Honours earlier this week. She became a companion in the Order of Australia (AC). Her research at the University of New South Wales involves using sunlight and catalysts to split water, producing hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen is then reacted with carbon dioxide to produce hydrocarbons for fuels....

The ABC has reported that Port Macquarie Base Hospital is installing 2,000 PV panels, in what is claimed to be the largest rooftop solar installation for a healthcare facility in Australia. The system will generate 609 KW of electricity and save the hospital $130,000 per year in operating costs. One of the aims is to pilot the project to determine its effectiveness for...

STELR would like to congratulate ATSE Fellow, Professor Martin Green of UNSW who has won the prestigious Global Energy Prize. Professor Green is often called the ‘father of photovoltaics’ because pf his ongoing pioneering work in that field. He won the prize for his work on reducing the cost of solar panels. He shares the prize, worth over $800,000, with Russian...

STELR Program Manager, Pennie Stoyles travelled to My Gambier in March to run a teacher professional learning session. One of the attendees was Sarah Edwards who is currently teaching science and maths at Naracoorte High School. Over lunchtime discussions, Sarah mentioned that she used the STELR Renewable Energy kits when she was in year 9 and 10 at Renmark High School. “I...

When: 25, 26 and 27 July, 2018 Macquarie University and One Giant Leap Australia are hosting three days of unique science and engineering experiences for high school students and teachers. There are nine concurrent sessions including workshops presentations and lectures. The cost is $10 per students and teachers are free. Bookings: https://events.mq.edu.au/SpaceSTEM2018...

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...