Launching the BIG Science Fair!

Launching the BIG Science Fair!

Burnie’s BIG team is excited to announce that the BIG Science Fair 2023 will be held on Friday 8 September this year!

The BIG Science Fair, formerly known as the Science and Engineering Investigation Awards, is taking on a new identity under BIG for the state’s north-west and west coasts.

BIG Committee Chair Luke Sayer said “The science fair gives students from year 5 to 12 an opportunity to apply what they are learning in school, to explore a question or problem in science or engineering through experimentation and prototyping.

“This year’s BIG Science Fair will be BIG! With all grades presenting their projects in the one location at the University of Tasmania’s Cradle Coast Campus. This will provide an aspirational learning experience where younger students can learn from older students, sowing the seeds for them to undertake bigger and better ideas in the future.”

Schools from the north-west coast and west coast are encouraged to complete the expression of interest form on our website now.

We are also putting out the call for interested people to volunteer to judge the awards – a community member will be partnered with a science professional on each judging panel.

The Science Fair is a prime opportunity for business and industry on the coast to contribute toward the next generation of scientists and engineers and there are a range of opportunities for businesses to be involved – from judging to awards sponsorship.

Keep an eye on our website for further details including award categories and prizes!

BIG is a working group facilitated by Burnie Works and run by a talented and dedicated line up of teachers, businesses representatives, industry members, professionals, and community members right here in pataway / Burnie.

BIG aims to support our young people to Begin the dream, Imagine the possibilities, and Go for it!

BIG is here to find creative ways to help sow the seeds of aspiration in young people early in their education journey. It builds strong and active connections that create pathways for young people and aims to cultivate innovation and resilience in young people.