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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:

2016 award winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Peter Doherty Awards for STEM Education. The winners were announced by the Minister for Education 12 August 2016.

Winners of the 2016 Peter Doherty Awards for STEM Education

Peter Doherty Awards 2016 - Outstanding Senior STEM Student Award

Alexandra Crawley, Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology
Alexandra Crawley, Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology

Peter Doherty Awards 2016 - Outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Senior STEM Student Award

Aleisha Thomas, Isis District State High School
Aleisha Thomas, Isis District State High School

Peter Doherty Awards 2016 - Outstanding Teacher of STEM Award

Stephen Oliver, Proserpine State High School
Stephen Oliver, Proserpine State High School

Peter Doherty Awards 2016 - Outstanding STEM Support Officer Award

David Graham, St Margaret's Anglican Girls School
David Graham, St Margaret's Anglican Girls School

Peter Doherty Awards 2016 - School STEM Award

James Nash State High School - Mr Darrin Edwards, Principal
James Nash State High School - Mr Darrin Edwards, Principal

Peter Doherty Awards 2016 - STEM Education Partnership Award

Robotics@QUT, Queensland University of Technology - Dr Christina Chalmers
Robotics@QUT, Queensland University of Technology - Dr Christina Chalmers

Further information

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

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This page was last reviewed on 12 Oct 2016

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 document250K

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