Words of advice from our Alumni

Give a project for the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards your best shot! Being a finalist in the competition opens up so many opportunities to learn about the role of science and technology in the world. And even if you don't make it to the finals, you'll definitely be the better for taking up the opportunity to see what amazing, ingenious things you can do when you put your mind to it.

Interested in entering in the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards and need some advice? Perhaps you would like to know how being a finalist can help shape your future, or what the experience has meant to past finalists? Or maybe you are just interested in learning more about some of Australia’s most promising scientists and engineers. Our alumni have had rich and varied experiences during and since the awards, from studying and working in science to traveling the world. Meet the Alumni and discover their stories and advice for future applicants.


Alumni Network

Registration to the new Alumni Network is open to all past finalists in the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards. The network gives members the chance to connect with fellow finalists, both professionally and socially, and to stay informed of the latest news regarding the awards and alumni members.

Benefits to members of the Alumni Network include social events, electronic newsletters, access to private social media groups, volunteering and mentoring opportunities, plus more as the network expands. The Alumni Network has been made possible through support from BHP Billiton, CSIRO and the Australian Science Teachers Association.

To register, or to find out more information about the process, follow the registration link.

If you have any questions or issues with registering, please email the alumni officer at