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Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education

The Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM Education recognise students, teachers, support officers, schools and education partners (volunteers, mentors and organisations) who demonstrate an outstanding and innovative contribution to STEM education in Queensland.

The awards are 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.

In 2015, the renowned Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science and Science Education expanded and the awards became the Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM Education. This acknowledges STEM education as a strategic priority for the Department of Education and Training.

The awards categories are:

Applicants may be nominated by themselves or by another person. Previous Peter Doherty Award recipients are not eligible to apply. Applications should not be for projects or initiatives that are the same or similar to previously submitted applications unless the project or initiative is significantly enhanced or modified. Students can apply for more than one award but can only receive one award. For further information about the Peter Doherty Awards please email peterdohertyawards@dete.qld.gov.au.

Attendance at the award ceremony

It is anticipated that the successful applicants will attend the awards ceremony. If required, travel and accommodation expenses will be paid by the Department of Education and Training for the award recipients. For student awards, the travel and accommodation expenses will also be paid for two accompanying adults if required.

Nominations for 2016 are now closed

Announcement of 2016 Award Winners and presentation ceremony: 12 August 2016, Room Three Sixty, QUT.

Further information

For further information about the Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM Education, please email peterdohertyawards@dete.qld.gov.au

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Important dates

Applications close:
21 March 2016

Announcement 2016 Award winners and presentation ceremony:
12 August 2016, Room Three Sixty, QUT

Past winners

Peter Doherty Awards

Peter Doherty Award winners - 2004-2015 Adobe PDF document264K

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