Science Research Awards

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The Science Research Awards (SRA’s) are an investigation-based science competition facilitated by the University of the Sunshine Coast's School of Science and Engineering STEM team. This is a science research competition showcasing student EEI investigations. The science findings are presented in poster format. They are a great way to do some real-life science where you’ll gain valuable research skills, solve problems, work with other students, meet new people and maybe even win a cash prize!

The judging process provides participants with the opportunity to engage with experts in the field. The projects are judged by USC Academic, school teachers and industry representatives.

Audience: Years 11 and 12
Curriculum Alignment: Yes
Funding Source: University of the Sunshine Coast 
Registration: Register your intention to participate below. Students will be emailed further information upon registration.
For more information contact:

Date: Thursday 25 October 2018
Time: 4–8 pm
Where: University of the Sunshine Coast, Innovation Centre, Sippy Downs Campus

Who can enter?

The SRA’s are open to any student in Years 11 and 12. All year groups are individual entries only.

What to enter?

Pose a scientific question and undertake a scientific investigation (EEI) to answer that question. An entry consists of a poster board display, summarising the scientific investigation. Poster boards supplied by the University of the Sunshine Coast.

The projects are assessed by judges according to adherence to scientific method, visual content and oral communication of your research to judges.

Only registered projects will be eligible for display. Students will need to be present on the day to interact with judges to be eligible for prizes.

Further information will be supplied upon registration.

Year 11 and 12: '3 Minutes to Win It' competition

Like to talk? In 3 minutes and using only 1 PowerPoint slide present your Science Research Project to the audience on the night! Communicate about your topic of research and its significance to win some great cash prizes.

Registrations close Friday 12 October 2018.

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Form submission may take a few minutes. If you have any queries regarding your entry contact

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