Young Aussie scientists on the international stage

News @ CSIRO

And Kevin makes six Our five winners, and Kevin the Kangaroo

Five winners from this year’s BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards, and an inflatable kangaroo called Kevin, were among just eight Australian students competing at the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) – the ‘world cup’ of student science and engineering competitions.

Almost 1700 high school students from 78 countries competed for around $4 million in scholarships and prizes and the Aussies did us proud!

Some of them aren’t yet old enough to drive, but they’re trying to change the world through science, engineering and maths, working on projects so advanced that global research institutes (including CSIRO) are tackling the same issues. It’s not easy to get a spot at this event – almost 7 million high school students from around the world participate in local science contests for a chance to attend the event, held in Pennsylvania this year…

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