HOW TO ENTER
Applications are to be made online via Thinkable and must include:
1. TITLE – Short title of project/area of work
2. SUMMARY – Short, plain English summary of work (maximum 150 words)
3. BENEFIT – Description of the benefit of work to Queensland (maximum 500 words)
4. ENGAGEMENT – Description of any STEM promotion/engagement activities including both scientific and non-scientific audiences (maximum 500 words)
5. SHORT CV – Including full name, address and contact information and summarising experience. Career stage will be taken into consideration by the judging panel (maximum 500 words)
6. VIDEO – An introduction to the entrant, their work and STEM promotion/engagement activities. The video must be no longer than two minutes and suitable for a general (non-scientific) audience. Judging will be based on the quality of the video content, not video production.
AM I ELIGIBLE?
The 2020 Queensland Women in STEM Prize is open to any person who:
- identifies as a woman; and
- works in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field including professional, scientist, researcher or student from any company, institute, government, university, not-for-profit or educational institution; and
- resides and undertakes STEM activities/research in Queensland; and
- is within the early or mid-stages of their STEM career. “Early Career” is defined as fewer than five years in a STEM field. “Mid-Career” is defined as fewer than twelve years in a STEM field.
- to be eligible for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Jury Award the Entrant must identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
HOW WILL MY ENTRY BE JUDGED?
The Jury Award and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Jury Award will be judged by a panel.
Judges will assess entries on the following criteria:
- Well-articulated/communicated summary and video about your work in STEM
- Positive impact and relevance of your work to advancing Queensland
- Evidence of and a passion for communication and community engagement to promote awareness and understanding in your STEM field.