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Getting hands on with science: CRDC supports science and engineering awards (27 August 2015)

More than 450 local students took part in the Primary Industry Centre for Science Education’s (PICSE) annual Science and Engineering Investigation Awards in Narrabri today - supported by CRDC. 

The Awards were held at the Crossing Theatre , with primary and high schools students from five schools across the shire taking part. The Awards featured science investigation projects entered by the students as individuals or classes, and judged by local science community members - including CRDC's own General Manager of Research and Development, Dr Ian Taylor - plus hands on science and engineering challenges for students to complete.

The results will be presented to schools at their assemblies in the coming weeks by PICSE Awards organiser, and cotton industry education officer, Trudy Staines.

“This is the seventh year that we have run the Science and Engineering Investigation Awards in the Narrabri shire, and it’s fantastic to see so many schools and students taking part,” Trudy said.

“The Awards are designed to get students engaging with science and engineering  - for primary school students its about awareness of how science impacts on our day to day lives; and for high schools students, it’s to help identify future career opportunities and paths.

“We are so lucky that Narrabri has such a diverse science community and that our local students get the opportunity to engage with real people conducting real science," Trudy said.