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CREativity in Science and Technology (CREST)


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Encourages creativity in science and technology and offers professional development for teachers and awards for primary and secondary students.

CREativity in Science and Technology (CREST) is a non-competitive awards program supporting students to design and carry out their own open-ended science investigation or technology project.

The CSIRO CREST Awards program:

  • supports the Australian Curriculum
  • is open to all primary and secondary students
  • covers both science and technology areas of the curriculum
  • is non-competitive
  • encourages success and the development of skills and processes
  • allows students to pursue a topic of interest to them
  • is open-ended.

CREST students undertake real-life open-ended science and technology investigative projects.

A student looks closely at his experiment

CREST enables students to develop an appreciation of science and technology investigations and can inspire students to take up further studies in science and engineering.

The projects are offered at different levels and provide challenges for all abilities and at  both primary and secondary school.

Students who complete a CREST project are rewarded with a certificate and, at some levels, a medallion from CSIRO.

Quick Facts About The Region

CSIRO Black Mountain is located in the suburbs of Acton and Canberra Central, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.