OSA Ambassador - Nivaan

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 19/03/2024

We are excited to have Nivaan as an OSA Ambassador for 2024. Nivaan has been a participant for the past 4 years in many different categories, and has collected winning prizes for his Programming, Apps and Robotics entries. He is excited to share his passion for the competition and science...

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Science Active School - Australian Science and Mathematics School

Posted by SASTA

on 18/03/2024

  The Australian Science and Mathematics School became a Science Active School in 2023 for their commitment and dedication to Science Education, and their involvement with and support of SASTA.    As a Science Active School, the Australian Science and Mathematics School have contributed to SASTA through: Currently hold a SASTA Corporate...

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From Exhaustion to Empowerment: Teacher Burnout and Resilience

Posted by SASTA

on 12/03/2024

The changing nature of the workforce post-COVID has seen unparalleled effects on pedagogical practices and the neurological state of teachers. As teachers have returned to work, new and challenging environments are being faced with their role as educators. (Pressley, 2021) As a High School Physics, Biology and STEM teacher I...

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Frequently Asked Questions for OSA Coordinators

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 07/03/2024

We have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions from Coordinators for the Oliphant Science Awards below. If your question isn't answered below please contact the SASTA office on 8354 0006 or via email office@sasta.asn.au Q: Do I need to register as a coordinator each year? A: Yes, you...

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OSA Ambassador - Sienna

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 07/03/2024

We are excited to welcome Sienna as an OSA Ambassador again for 2024. Sienna is an experienced Oliphant Science Award entrant and was also the recipient of the Tall Poppy Award in 2021 for her Scientific Inquiry entry.  Get to know Sienna! How did you first get involved in OSA?...

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Getting your child involved in the Oliphant Science Awards

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 07/03/2024

If your child is passionate about science, the Oliphant Science Awards is a great opportunity for them to explore this interest. Below are a few tips and thoughts from parents who have been involved in the competition: Let them find something they're passionate about and see how they can explore...

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Rubbish Film Festival

Posted by SASTA

on 07/03/2024

In 2024, the film festival is inviting secondary school students from Australia to take part in this creative media challenge. Having successfully grown to a national competition in Ireland last year, The Rubbish Film Festival continues its remarkable journey by including students from Down Under. This exciting partnership with ATOM...

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OSA Ambassador - Jackson

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 07/03/2024

We are excited to have Jackson as an OSA Ambassador for 2024. Jackson has participated in the Oliphant Science Awards since 2018 and is one of our most passionate Programming, Apps and Robotics entrants. Get to know Jackson! How did you first get involved in OSA? I still remember it...

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OSA Ambassador - Shaya

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 07/03/2024

We are excited to have Shaya as an OSA Ambassador for 2024. You may have seen Shaya before as she was our 2023 Trophy Winner for her Models & Inventions entry VAMOS. Shaya is an experienced entrant and is excited to share her passion for science. Get to know Shaya!...

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OSA Ambassador - Saheli

Posted by Oliphant Science Awards

on 07/03/2024

We are excited to have Saheli as an OSA Ambassador for 2024. Shaeli has been participating in the competition for almost 10 years with over 20 projects submitted. She continues to foster her passion for science through the competition and is excited to share it with her peers.   Get to...

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SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards

Posted by SASTA

on 06/03/2024

The search is on for South Australia’s top scientists, researchers, innovators and educators. Celebrating 20 years in 2024, the SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards raise the profile of exceptional STEMM professionals, and shine a well-deserving spotlight on the social, economic, health and/or environmental impacts of individuals and teams. Applications...

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City Nature Challenge 2024

Posted by SASTA

on 06/03/2024

The City Nature Challenge is on once again! In 2024, Adelaide, South Australia will be participating in the City Nature Challenge for the fifth time. Join the project and help us compete with cities from around the world by making the most nature observations possible from Apr 26th 2024 -...

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Energy, Mining & Resources School Outreach (EMRSO)

Posted by SASTA

on 06/03/2024

Wednesday 12 June Building upon the inaugural events in 2023, the EMRSO program is excited to once again offer two full-day, immersive on-campus experiences for students in Years 9 through to 12. Students will have the opportunity to get hands-on in activities run by university academics, speak 1-1 with industry...

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Get to know Sarah Todd...2023 SASTA Award Winner

Posted by SASTA

on 05/03/2024

Sarah Todd was our Primary 2023 Credit Union SA / SASTA Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching of Science Award Winner. We asked her a few questions to get to know her a little better and share what inspires her as a teacher! What inspired you to become a science teacher?...

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Science Active School - Westminster School

Posted by SASTA

on 04/03/2024

Westminster School became a Science Active School in 2023 for their commitment and dedication to Science Education, and their involvement with and support of SASTA.    As a Science Active School, Westminster School have contributed to SASTA through: Currently hold a SASTA Corporate membership Participate in the Oliphant Science Awards Staff...

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National Science Week Grants - Now Open!

Posted by SASTA

on 01/03/2024

Have a great idea for National Science Week at your school, but need help with funding it? Visit asta.edu.au to find out how schools can apply for up to $500 to support your National Science Week activity/event.  Applications for the 2024 school grant round are open now! The Australian Science...

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Young Future Shaper

Posted by SASTA

on 01/03/2024

Nominate a Young Future Shaper to explore more! CSIRO is seeking nominations for Year 5-10 students to become ‘Young Future Shapers.’ 25 Future Shapers will boost their confidence, skills, and connection with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through a personalised support program. They’ll explore their area of interest (and...

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Day of AI

Posted by SASTA

on 01/03/2024

Day of AI introduces the basics of AI to students in Years 5 - 10! The hands-on, creative and easy-to-teach activities are designed to be delivered by any teacher (no digital technology specialisation required). Equip your students with a foundational understanding of AI, how it works, its risks and limitations,...

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