Top 26 young innovators

Twenty-six of Australia’s best and brightest young scientists and inventors have been selected for this year’s BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards.

Months and months of work, many late nights and countless hours spent in front of the computer, out on the field collecting data or producing various prototypes have led the students to this point.

These students were the best performers in their states and their next stop is Melbourne to see who will take out the top prizes in the leading student science awards in Australia. But they’re already all winners in our eyes.

The topics these innovative youngsters investigated are the same areas that our nation’s top researchers are also studying. Their novel ideas may one day change the world.

From an earthquake simulator to a study of the spread of seeds through cattle, one thing all of the projects have in common is their ability to solve a real-world challenge.

The awards will be held on Tuesday 9 February at Federation Square in Melbourne.

Stay tuned to find out more about our top 26 and their incredible science and engineering projects.