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Aussie high school student wins top prize at international science and engineering fair

2018 BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Award winner Oliver Nicholls has taken home the top prize at Intel ISEF.

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BHP Billiton Foundation Science & Engineering Awards

The BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards are Australia's most prestigious school science and engineering awards. The Awards are a partnership between the BHP Billiton Foundation, CSIRO and the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA). 

Entry to the BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards is via nomination only through a state or territory Science Teachers Association competition. There are three major awards - Investigations, Engineering and Innovator to Market. Check out our previous finalists and winners for ideas and inspiration for your next investigations or engineering entry. Student finalists also have the chance to represent the Awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in the United States of America. 

Your journey with the Awards doesn't stop after the ceremony, we have an Alumni network that gives members the opportunity to connect with fellow finalists. Check out their stories.

We also recognise the outstanding contributions made by classroom teachers to science education. Entry to the BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Teacher Award is via nomination through a state or territory Science Teacher Association. Check out the previous finalists and winners here.

Entry

Entry into the BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards is via nomination through your state or territory Science Teachers Association competition.

Nominating a student

Teacher Awards

Recognising outstanding contributions made by classroom teachers to science education.

Nominating a teacher