Queensland Department of Education Peter Doherty Awards

Congratulations go to NYSF 2015 alumni who have won Peter Doherty Awards for Outstanding Senior Science Students and Outstanding Senior Mathematics and Technology Students.

Winners were announced during National Science Week in August and include:

From left - Joshua, Daniel. James and Dominic

From left – Joshua, Daniel. James and Dominic

Outstanding Senior Science Student Awards

Jocelyn Glencross – Sandgate District State High School – Rotary District 9600

Daniel Lawson – Kingaroy State High School – Rotary District 9600

James Shaker – Rockhampton Grammar School – Rotary District 9570

Outstanding Senior Mathematics and Technology Student Awards

Dominic Albertson – Mackay North State High School – Rotary District 9570

Joshua Liaw – Tannum Sands State High School – Rotary District 9570

The Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM Education recognise students, teachers, support officers, schools and education partners (volunteers, mentors and organisations) who demonstrate an outstanding and innovative contribution to STEM education in Queensland.

This year 29 awards worth $145,000 were available in eight categories.

The awards are named after Professor Peter Doherty, a Brisbane-born Nobel Prize winning scientist who was educated at Indooroopilly State High School and the University of Queensland.

NYSF alumni stars in Qld Peter Doherty Awards

In August this year, five out of the 10 recipients of the Queensland Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science and Science Education were NYSF 2014 alumni.

The Awards are named after Professor Peter Doherty, a Brisbane-born Nobel Prize-winning scientist who was educated at Indooroopilly State High School and the University of Queensland.

Four of the five NYSF student recipients of the 2014 Peter Doherty Awards - Rosalie Petersen, Victoria Poon, Lachlan Oberg, Jordanna Mladenovic

Four of the five NYSF student recipients of the 2014 Peter Doherty Awards – Rosalie Petersen, Victoria Poon, Lachlan Oberg, Jordanna Mladenovic

The Awards commenced in 2004, and recognise students, teachers, support officers, schools, volunteers, mentors and organisations that have made outstanding and innovative contributions to science and science education in Queensland.

NYSF students feature in 2014 Qld Peter Doherty Awards

Congratulations to NYSF alumni who have won an Outstanding Senior Science Student Award as part of the Peter Doherty Award for Excellence in Science and Science Education. Of the ten students who won awards this year, five were NYSF alumni.

Winners were announced by the Queensland Minister for Education, Training and Employment during National Science Week in August and include:

Jackson Huang – Queensland Academy of Science, Mathematics and Technology

Jordanna Mladenovic – Townsville State High School

Lachlan Oberg – Ormiston College

Rosalie Petersen – Mansfield State High School

Victoria Poon – St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School

The Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science and Science Education, which commenced in 2004, recognise students, teachers, support officers, schools, volunteers, mentors and organisations that have made outstanding and innovative contributions to science and science education in Queensland.  They are named for Professor Peter Doherty, a Brisbane-born Nobel Prize-winning scientist who was educated at Indooroopilly State High School and the University of Queensland.