NEWS FLASH TODAY! 2018 BHP Billiton Science Awards

Like the many QAHS students before her,  2017 graduate Stefany Jeong was an outstanding QA ambassador at the 2018 BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards held today, 6 February.   Stefany attended a four day Science Experience camp in Melbourne prior to the Awards event, held at Zinc, Federation Square today.  Each finalist received a $250 prize and Stefany, whilst not a prize winner in the categories for this year, was selected to represent Australia at the 2018 Intel Science and Engineering Fair in the USA in May.

Stefany reported that the experience was a real highlight connected to her time as a QAHS student. She had the opportunity to work with a range of interesting representatives from the CSIRO, universities, and the CEO of BHP Billiton Foundation.

The BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards are Australia’s most prestigious school science awards. They reward young people who have undertaken practical research projects, which demonstrate innovative approaches and thorough scientific procedures. Our students’ work in their Science Extended Essays sees many eligible to be selected as semi-finalists and then finalists in these Awards and we have in fact had a total of 33 student finalists since QAHS first entered the Awards in 2009 –  the only school in the country with such success! Well done Stefany and also, Mr Craig-Ward who was Stefany’s Extended Essay supervisor, and was invited to join Stefany at the award ceremony.

Stefany’s video can be viewed at

Prize winning projects and all finalists’ video profiles are located at:

Mrs Jane Sleeman