Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Education.
The Peter Doherty awards recognise students, teachers, schools (both state and non-state), volunteers, mentors and organisations that demonstrate an outstanding and innovative contribution to STEM education in Queensland.
STEM subjects are increasingly recognised as being vitally important for Queenslander’s jobs of the future.
Awards are offered across the following six categories:
• Outstanding Senior STEM Student Awards
• Outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Senior STEM Student Awards
• Outstanding Teacher of STEM Awards
• Outstanding STEM Support Officer Awards
• STEM Education Partnership Awards
• Outstanding School STEM Awards
2017 marks the 14th year of the awards named after Professor Peter Doherty, a Brisbane-born Nobel Prize-winning scientist who was educated at Indooroopilly State High School and the University of Queensland.
Students can nominate themselves or schools can nominate students on their behalf.
Nominations are now open and close COB Wednesday 19th April, with winners to be announced at an awards presentation ceremony to be held on 11 August.
Awards of $5000 each are on offer across six categories, to apply please see the Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education page.