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.
2021 Minister for Education STEM Awards Categories and Criteria
|1. Most innovative STEM solution or product for a real world problem||I 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 thinker||I 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 20 September 2021 and close 22 October 2021
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.
- 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.
- School principals access the nomination process
Nominations close 22 October 2021.
For more information contact the Department of Education via email at: STEM.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: 20 September 2021
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