School Science Awards
The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute established the Victor Chang School Science Awards in 2004 to promote science in the broader community and recognise the achievements of Year 11 High School students.
The awards are presented to students who excel and show promise in science, and are an opportunity to encourage passionate students to consider a career in the field.
Leading students are selected by their schools in conjunction with representation from the school’s Local Municipal Council.
Over the past decade, the awards have grown to involve nine NSW councils, including Blacktown, Campbelltown, Penrith, Camden, Wollongong, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga and Broken Hill.
Every year around November, each council hosts a short ceremony where the outstanding students are presented their certificates by the local Mayor. A scientist from the Victor Chang Institute also attends the ceremony to invoke their love of science, and inspire students to continue their studies.
The students are then given the opportunity to tour the laboratories of the Victor Chang Institute in Sydney, where they will meet other young scientists and hear first-hand what it’s like to pursue a career in science.
Last year we awarded 220 Year 11 students with Victor Chang School Science Awards. The Victor Chang Institute hopes to continue to grow the number of students and councils involved to foster the next generation of budding scientists.
If you would like your school to be involved, please contact your relevant council listed below.
|Blacktown City Council||02 9839 6273|
|Broken Hill City Council||02 6392 8427|
|Camden Council||02 4645 5034|
|Campbelltown City Council||02 4645 4926|
|City of Canterbury-Bankstown||02 9707 9891|
|Dubbo Regional Council||02 6392 8427|
|Penrith City Council||02 4732 7652|
|City of Wagga Wagga||02 6937 3817|
|Wollongong City Council||02 4267 6106|
If you would like your council to be involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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