Pictured: Judges of the Peel ESTEAM Awards 2019 - Andrew Taggart, Emmaline Yearsley and Ben Dougherty at Make Place, Mandurah. P

Pictured: Judges of the Peel ESTEAM Awards 2019 - Andrew Taggart, Emmaline Yearsley and Ben
Dougherty at Make Place, Mandurah. Photo by Mia Lacy

Judges deliberating over the entries in this year’s ESTEAM awards were thoroughly impressed by the calibre of nominations. Nominees included young entrepreneurs, excellent educators, citizen scientists and science communicators. The Peel ESTEAM Awards celebrate the best of achievements in the Peel region in Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (ESTEAM) – all areas that are critical to make sure we thrive in the future world and workforce.

“The high-quality applicants will grow the presence of ESTEAM in our community. Having more students undertake the more challenging subjects such as physics, biology, maths and chemistry will improve employment outcomes in our region”. - Andrew Taggart (former Provost at Murdoch University)

There are five awards categories that recognise achievements in ESTEAM education, science communication, citizen science, as well as an overall ‘Young ESTEAM champion’ and ‘ESTEAM Champion’ to award educators, mentors, volunteers, artists and entrepreneurs who inspire curiosity and lifelong learning in others.

Dr Steve Fisher, winner of the Peel Bright Minds 2018 Science Communicator of the Year award said “Winning this award was a thrill for me.  I am passionate about science especially when it is applied to better understand and protect our wonderful natural environment. Being able to share this with the community is reward enough on its own, so to also receive recognition through this award is an unexpected bonus for me.”

The awards winners will be announced at the Peel ESTEAM Awards Ceremony on the evening of Friday 21st June 2019 at John Tonkin College Performing Arts Centre in Mandurah. This is Peel Bright Minds’ annual flagship event and all members of the community are welcome to attend the ceremony. The $20 tickets can be purchased online and include entrance to the ceremony along with unlimited food and drinks, live entertainment and a keynote speech from former Chief Scientist Professor Lyn Beazley. 

Visit the Peel ESTEAM Awards website www.peelesteamawards.com.au for links to purchase awards ceremony tickets and to learn more about the awards.

Links:

List of Finalists: http://bit.ly/ESTEAMfinalists

Link to Tickets: http://bit.ly/esteamawardstix