Albury High School will be beginning a new tradition in its 100th year, the annual “STEM Competition”. There are many components to this event, showcasing the best of what Albury High School has to offer in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The competition will be held during Science week (Aug 15th – 23rd, Term 3) and allow students from all year groups to compete for prizes proudly supported by the local Albury Community.
The theme for Science Week 2020 is ‘Oceans’ which Albury doesn’t have… So instead it will be modified to ‘Water’. We are rather lucky to have access to the Hume Weir and Murray River for students to experiment and see how it is managed.
Who is invited to participate?
Being the first year of the competition and in the spirit of community collaboration, the competition is open to local public schools in the Albury region including:
- Albury High School
- James Fallon High School
- Murray High School
- Corowa High School
- Billabong High School
Entrants are encouraged to invite their friends, parents and family in the evening to participate in people’s choice voting and prizes.
(Open times to be discussed)
How to participate
Students will be able to enter the competition FREE and must present something either Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics based. Categories open to students are:
- (Themed) Water based experiment and presentation
- (Open) Presentation of an experiment of their choice
- Make a model to demonstrate a STEM concept in simple terms
Students will be provided with display boards to present their findings, pictures and conclusions drawn from the experiment or model. A marking criteria will be provided for all categories to make sure it’s even across all STEM topics.
(Depending on numbers, categories may be split by year groups.)
There will be prizes for every categories provided by proud and local supportive businesses involved in STEM fields. A list of current prizes on offer are listed below:
- 3D Printer Pens (minor prize)
- 3D Printer and filament (major prize)
The competition will be marked by external judges sourced from the local Universities and Sponsors. They will be held to the National marking criteria for “Young Scientists”. The rubric is varied depending on which catagory the students are entering and allows students to enter their work into ” STANSW Young Scientist Awards Presentation Ceremony” in Wollongong.
People’s choice will also be available on the day so make sure to bring in as many friends and family as possible!
If you wish to participate or donate towards the event, please email the school at: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below.