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Science Research Development
2016 Science Awards applications are now open
Tasmanian’s who have excelled in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in 2016 will be recognised by three new awards.
The Premier’s Tasmanian STEM Researcher of the Year Award 2016 will recognise the achievements of the state's leading science, technology, engineering and mathematics researchers. Specifically the award will recognise an individual’s academic achievement over the past 12 months.
The Minister’s Tasmanian STEM Innovation of the Year Award 2016 will recognise the achievements of Tasmania’s STEM entrepreneurs for an innovative STEM product, process or service during 2015-16. Finalists will have an excellent opportunity to promote their products, build networks and relationships, and to raise their profile.
The Tasmanian STEM Teacher of the Year Awards 2016 for Primary and Secondary Teachers will recognise the achievements of Tasmania’s leading science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers, particularly a commitment to inspiring secondary students to pursue their studies in STEM.
The awards are supported by the Tasmanian Government, Inspiring Australia, the University of Tasmania and Engineers Australia. The awards will be presented at a reception on 16 November 2016. Winners will receive a cheque and a trophy.
Application form and guidelines
The Premier’s Tasmanian STEM Researcher of the Year Award 2016 (PDF, 275KB)
The Minister’s Tasmanian STEM Innovation of the Year Award 2016 (PDF, 509KB)
The Tasmanian STEM Teacher of the Year Awards 2016 for Primary and Secondary Teachers (PDF, 452KB)
National Science Week 2016
National Science week was held over the month of August and events were held in numerous locations statewide.
National Science Week 2016 Program of events (PDF, 2MB)
The Antarctic Tasmania and Science Research Development business unit sits within the Department of State Growth. It is committed to the strategic development and sustainable growth of the science research sector in Tasmania.
Tasmania is fortunate to possess a diverse and substantial science research sector, attracting around $500 million in investment annually. The sector contributes significantly to economic activity, delivers knowledge, products and services that help other sectors to grow. It also seeks to solve problems affecting the Tasmanian community's quality of life.
The science research sector exhibits potential for further growth, as Tasmania possesses a number of competitive advantages in terms of natural assets, existing science research capabilities and liveability benefits. These advantages make the state an ideal location for Australian and international investment in local science research.
Science Research Advisory Committee
The Science Research Advisory Committee was established to provide high level advice on science research matters. The committee has been instrumental in developing and finalising Reaching our potential, Tasmania's science research sector-wide strategy. It will continue to provide advice on the strategy's implementation. Read more about the Science Research Advisory Committee.
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Antarctic Tasmania and Science Research Development is the contact point for all individuals and organisations striving to meet the sector's goals.