- Critical & Creative Thinking
Technical and Personal Skills
Scientific inquiry, prototyping, design, problem solving,
The Peter Doherty Science Award was established in 2009 as a joint initiative of the Committee for Ballarat and Australian Nobel Prize laureate Professor Peter Doherty.
Open to students in Year 7 to Year 10 in the Ballarat Region, the annual award encourages:
- Scientific thought and activity, inspiring students to investigate everyday issues by undertaking experimental research using the scientific method.
- Scientific communication, requiring students to present their findings in scientific poster format and for finalists, at an in person presentation event.
The Award offers three prizes with a combined value of over $2,000 and is structured to enable students to participate as part of their school curriculum, or to enter independently with their peers.
First prize is awarded to the team of students judged to have produced the best evidence based scientific investigation, with prizes also awarded for highly commended and communication awards.