Outstanding Senior STEM Student – Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM Education

Pictured above: Amy Zhou (right) is pictured with fellow Award recipient Alexandra Crawley from QASMT Campus.

With an education in STEM subjects, you have the power to change the world, according to Year 12 student Amy Zhou. Amy was recognised for her contribution to Science in the 2016 Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM Education receiving an Outstanding Senior STEM Student Award. Recipients of this award are presented with a framed certificate and $5000.

Amy was recognised for a range of achievements in Science, among them her participation in the 2016 Australian National Chemistry Olympiad Summer School: https://qahs.eq.edu.au/congratulations-amy-on-your-success/ and her selection as the only Queensland student representative at the 10th Asian Science Camp: https://qahs.eq.edu.au/learning-science-globally/ in Bengaluru, India from 21-27 August.

The Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM Education recognise students, teachers, support officers, schools and education partners (volunteers, mentors and organisations) who demonstrate an outstanding and innovative contribution to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths education in Queensland. The awards are named after Professor Peter Doherty, a Brisbane-born Nobel Prize winning scientist.

QAHS has won a series of Peter Doherty Awards:
2010 Outstanding Science Operations Officer Award – Ms Mandy Timmers
2012 School Science Award – Queensland Academies, Health Sciences campus
2014 Outstanding Teacher of Science Award – Mr Paul Mitchell
2016 Outstanding Senior STEM Student Award – Miss Amy Zhou

During her time in India, Amy was interviewed by local broadcaster 91.7FM. Hear her passionate viewpoints on STEM Education in the interview:
https://soundcloud.com/abc-gold-coast/queensland-science-student-meets-nobel-laureates-and-encourages-girls-to-study-science

Vanessa Rebgetz
Principal (Acting)

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