Peel ESTEAM Awards winners to be announced

Judges Emmaline Yearsley, Ben Dougherty and Andrew Taggart.
Judges Emmaline Yearsley, Ben Dougherty and Andrew Taggart.

JUDGES deliberating over the entries in this year’s ESTEAM awards were impressed by the calibre of nominations.

Nominees included young entrepreneurs, educators, citizen scientists and science communicators.

The awards celebrate the best of achievements in the Peel region in entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

Judge Andrew Taggart, former provost at Murdoch University, said the high-quality applicants would increase the presence of ESTEAM in the community.

“Having more students undertake the more challenging subjects such as physics, biology, maths and chemistry will improve employment outcomes in the region,’’ he said.

Five awards categories recognise achievements in ESTEAM education, science communication, citizen science, as well as an overall Young ESTEAM champion and ESTEAM Champion.

The award winners will be announced at the Peel ESTEAM Awards Ceremony at John Tonkin College on June 21.

Tickets cost $20, are available online and include limited food and drinks, live entertainment and a keynote speech from former Chief Scientist Professor Lyn Beazley.

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