STEM MAD award-winners

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22 August 2022

Congratulations to the STEM MAD (Making a Difference) teams who won awards at this year’s Showcase.

The Showcase provided an exciting opportunity for teams of primary and secondary students to share their projects with peers and judges, and demonstrate how students in Catholic schools are taking practical action to make a difference in the world. A number of awards were presented by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS), as well as by sponsors of the Showcase.

A selection of teams from Melbourne’s Catholic schools are currently refining their projects and presentations in preparation for STEM MAD National (as part of the National Catholic Education Conference) in September.

MACS awards

Sponsor awards

  • Akorn Educational Services Awards: Vision Vest (Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School, South Melbourne) and Diabetes Insulin Flap (Kilbreda College, Mentone)
  • Caritas – Earthcare Award: Trash to Fash (St Paul the Apostle Catholic Primary School, Doreen)
  • CERES – eSTEM Sustainability Awards: Solar Shower (St Mark’s School, Dingley) and Freeway Wind Power (St Monica’s College, Epping)
  • Data4Good Impactful Data Awards: House of STEM Aviation (St Joseph’s School, Hawthorn) and Reward Recycler (Kolbe Catholic College, Greenvale Lakes)
  • Future Is STEM Award: Freeway Wind Power (St Monica’s College, Epping)
  • MedTech Actuator Innovation for Health Award: Epi Easy (St Oliver Plunkett’s School, Pascoe Vale)
  • Monash University Social Entrepreneurship Award: TLE 400 (St John XXIII Primary School, Thomastown East)
  • National Gallery of Victoria – Artful Ingenuity Awards: Cleo the Whale (St Fidelis’ School, Moreland) and READ (Kilbreda College, Mentone)
  • Real Time Learning Best Engineers Awards: Solar Shower (St Mark’s School, Dingley) and Trans Wheeler (Aquinas College, Ringwood)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Inspired by Nature Awards: Cane Toad Trap (St Andrew’s School, Werribee) and VIP Box (Aquinas College, Ringwood)
  • Scienceworks – Best Integration Awards: Solar Shower (St Mark’s School, Dingley) and Technospecs (St Columba’s College, Essendon)
  • SEAM – STEM for Sustainability Award: Cleo the Whale (St Fidelis’ School, Moreland)
  • STEM in Space Award: Smell the Future (Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg)
  • Zoos Victoria – Biodiversity Awards: Protecting Our Bees (St Joseph’s School, Crib Point) and The Basket Filler (Aquinas College, Ringwood)