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AUSSEF STEM Project Competition

the Australian Science and Engineering Fair competition

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  • 👥 Open To: High School Students

  • 💻 Format: Online

  • 🌏 Region: Australia

  • 💵 Cost: Free

  • 💰 Prize: TBA

AUSSEF extends a warm invitation to Australian school students from Year 9-12 who have undertaken significant projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics. The 2023 edition of AUSSEF awaits your brilliant submissions! Share your accomplishments with us by uploading project reports to our secure online Project Submission page by Friday, 17th November, 2023. Delve into the eligibility rules and seize the chance to represent Australia at ISEF in 2024!

The journey to ISEF involves a two-staged national judging process, ultimately selecting the team to embark on an all-expenses-paid trip to compete at the Regeneron ISEF in Los Angeles, California, from May 11-17, 2024 (pending funding).

Before submitting your project, carefully review and adhere to the rules, aligned with the ISEF International Rules and Guidelines. To uphold the integrity of the national judging process, ensure all documentation is devoid of any identifying information, including names, school details, and state mentions. Even file names should be free of identifiers.

To validate the authenticity of your entry, an Adult Sponsor – a parent, teacher, mentor, or anyone closely involved in your project – must sign the final declaration of your online entry form.

Stage 1: From Monday, 20th November to Friday, 1st December 2023, the first Shortlisting stage of judging will commence. Your projects will be evaluated within one of six discipline areas: Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental, Physics & Astronomy, Mathematics, and Engineering & Technology. Leading STEM educators and academics from each Australian state and territory, esteemed leaders in their respective fields, will form the judging teams for each discipline. Projects will undergo double-marking, and the teams will shortlist the top 2-5 projects from their respective disciplines.

Stage 2: Subsequently, the second ISEF Selection stage of judging will rank these shortlisted projects, determining the final selections of potential projects representing Australia at ISEF. The ISEF Selection Panel comprises five independent judges, each boasting remarkable experience in judging ISEF projects or selecting projects for ISEF.

Both judging stages will employ ISEF-based criteria for Scientific Investigations, Engineering and Technology Projects, and Mathematics Projects. These criteria are eloquently described on the Judging Criteria page.

AUSSEF eagerly awaits your extraordinary projects – let your ingenuity, determination, and passion for STEM shine, as you embark on this incredible opportunity to showcase your talents on a global stage!