The SISP STEM awards allow teachers and students to showcase their efforts and put themselves forward to be recognised in their achievements by their peers.
The SISP philosophy is to encourage the participation of all students from the partner schools from Kindergarten to Year 12 in activities that sharpen skills in an incredibly broad range of STEM disciplines.
Award entries will be accepted from projects in Science, Technology, Mathematics, Electronics, Robotics, Industrial and Engineering Technology, Mandatory Technology, Food and Textiles, Graphics, Information and Software Technology, and Marine and Aquaculture Sciences. There is also a category that rewards diversity and accessibility in STEM.
Dr Sleap says that by integrating STEM subjects for regional students of all abilities and walks of life from the early learning stages of education right through to the final years of high school, SISP will empower them to become lifelong learners.
“The evolution of SISP and the STEM disciplines in these years of learning prove to students that they are capable of anything,” he said.
“The awards are a great opportunity to continue to inspire our children and their teachers, as well as thanking our wonderful communities, business and industry leaders who are also keen to see their regional students’ successes.”
“Providing opportunities to celebrate ongoing work and the success of our great students throughout their school journey is such a great step to building their confident, inquisitive and solutions-focused mind,” said Dr Sleap.
“I can’t wait to see the submissions this year – our first of many occasions to champion excellence in STEM.”
The SISP STEM awards are now open for entry at stemawards.com.au. The NSW Regional SISP STEM award ceremonies will be held at various times around the between November and December.
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