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

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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.

2019 marks the 16th year of the awards 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.

The awards categories are:

  • Outstanding Senior STEM Student – $5,000 each
  • Outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Senior STEM Student - $5,000 each
  • Outstanding Teacher of STEM – $5,000 each
  • Outstanding STEM Support Officer – $5,000 each
  • STEM Education Partnership – $5,000 each
  • Outstanding School STEM – $5,000 each.

Peter Doherty Awards 2019 winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM Education. The winners were announced by the Minister for Education 9 August 2019.

Outstanding Senior STEM Student Award:

  • Ryan Beerling Dolovac, Southport State High School
  • Hayden Bellingham, Clifton State High School
  • Chelsea Cameron, Bray Park State High School
  • Nikolas Edsen, Atherton State High School
  • Marissa Ellis, Trinity Bay State High School
  • Mia Forsingdal, Cannon Hill Anglican College
  • Esandi Kalugalage, Brisbane State High School
  • Kate McCullough, Blackheath and Thornburgh College, Charters Towers
  • Keziah Mitchell, Gin Gin State High School
  • Atticus Plath, Tannum Sands State High School
  • Samuel Rieger, St Andrew's Anglican College, Peregian Springs
  • Amy York, St John's School, Roma

Outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Senior STEM Student Award:

  • Ethan Briggs, Beaudesert State High School
  • Annaleise Krause, Wilsonton State High School
  • Trinity Saxby, Moura State High School
  • Holly Summers, Pacific Pines State High School

Outstanding Teacher of STEM Award:

  • Terry Grimberg, Forest Lake State High School
  • Sandy Neisler, Peregian Springs State School
  • Samantha Owczarek, Charleville School of Distance Education
  • Daniel Ricardo, Merrimac State High School
  • Marsha Spiker, Ithaca Creek State School

Outstanding STEM Support Officer Award:

  • Annette Gregory, Ignatius Park College, Townsville
  • Christine Kearns, Redcliffe State High School

School STEM Award:

  • William Ross, State High School, Townsville

STEM Education Partnership Award:

  • STEM Horizons for high achievers a partnership of Moreton Bay, Toohey Forest
  • Brisbane Urban Environmental Education Centres

Further information

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

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Last updated 09 August 2019