Minister for Education STEM Awards

The Minister for Education STEM recognise a student’s critical and creative thinking skills, their collaboration in relation to solving a problem, and their ability to be innovative when undertaking a project. The awards are open to all students from Transition to Year 12 in Northern Territory Government and non-government schools.

2020 Minister for Education STEM Awards Categories and Criteria

Award CategoryCompetency
1. Most innovative STEM solution or product for a real world problemI understand that you have developed an innovative STEM solution or product to solve a real world problem. Your ability to create a solution and to think out of the box is a valuable lifelong skill and demonstrates patience and commitment.
2. Most outstanding STEM thinkerI understand that you have demonstrated excellent problem solving skills to design a solution for a real world problem. Your ability to think critically, creatively and clearly to plan solutions is a valuable lifelong skill.
3. Most outstanding STEM communicator and team member
I understand that you have demonstrated excellent collaboration and communication skills in a group project. Your ability to work with others and to communicate clearly is a valuable skill that is necessary for many STEM professions.

Nominations for all awards open 12 October 2020 and close 6 November 2020

A maximum of one student from each year level from Transition to Year 12 is nominated for an award chosen from one of three award categories.

For example:

  • If your school is a T-12 school, there are 13 total nominations available: 7 nominations for T-6, 3 nominations for 7-9 and 3 nominations for 10-12
  • If your school is a primary school, there are 7 total nominations available
  • If your school is a Middle School, there are 3 total nominations available
  • If your school is a Senior School, there are 3 total nominations available

If there are no explicit/integrated STEM classes or STEM activities conducted at your school, nominate students who have demonstrated these skills in Science, Mathematics, Design or Digital technologies classes.

Nomination forms

Nominations close 8 November 2020.

Previous winners

Contact

For more information contact the Department of Education via email at: STEM.doe@nt.gov.au.

Last updated: 13 October 2020

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