There are three prizes for each year group:
Make sure your projects are well developed, and you could be GCA's 2018 winner!
New technology, new processes and new ideas are joining our globalised, technology-driven ecosystem. This means that everyone needs to be in the know on how to work and thrive in an ever-changing environment. So, 'where do we start?' is the first logical question, and the answer is simple: Education.
Students are the most important asset to implementing real change with real effects for the future of the world, and the people living in it. One of our ways of trying to increase interest in STEM subjects is by letting students know you can be creative with STEM. It’s how you approach and apply your logic and understanding to a problem that requires the ultimate creativity.
This is what Game Changers is about. We acknowledge and reward students who use the box as a stepping stone to reach higher by developing their creative problem-solving . Being able to adapt to a situation; coming up with a solution creatively by using logic as the backbone.
Help us with our objective; have your students take that first stepping stone, and enter in our competition!
Neuroscientist Professor Lyn Beazley is a shining pinnacle for STEM application and education in WA and for the rest of Australia. Having graduated from both Oxford University and the University of Edinburgh, she understands the importance of STEM education. Her aim is to constantly encourage all young Australian minds to thrive in these subjects. Professor Beazley has been elected as a member and fellow of multiple significant institutes such as;
After achieving the prestigious Australian of the Year award in 2015, she assured that Australia was not left behind in the tech industry. She was part of the team negotiating that Australia should co-host the Square Kilometre Array of radio telescopes.
Our natural landscapes and environment are constantly in danger. Both animal and plant species are being wiped out to extinction due to large corporations needing natural resources. Due to demand, businesses are needing to come up with a solution quickly in order to have sufficient supply. This mostly means that the long-term effects on the environment and our atmosphere are damaging.
We need to save our ecosystems from heavy activities such as deforestation, fracking and unsustainable agricultural capacities.
Come up with a solution for saving our environment and encouraging the conservation of our ecosystems!Enter Now
For the longevity of our species, we are instinctively always striving to become better. We are looking for cures for diseases, ways to become immortal and finally be able to successfully grow our hair back. We are constantly surrounded by technology that merging our bodies with it is only a logical step in our evolution.
This has already happened; people who were not able to hear anymore, now have access to hearing aids allowing them to communicate more efficiently. People who have lost limbs now have electronic prosthetics now part of their bodies.
There are endless things that we can do. With technology, we could be able to get rid of diseases, help individuals with physical disabilities, and significantly extend the abilities of our bodies.
Help develop solutions for helping people live their life to the fullest!Enter Now
All around the world, there have been multiple extreme weather conditions occurring.
Hurricanes, floods, droughts, volcanic eruptions; all of these natural events create dire after effects. Not to mention that Antarctica, an enormous glacier, is melting quickly due to the surrounding warm waters. This increases the sea levels significantly. Did you know that the British Isles are shrinking by 3 cm per year? And that is just by weathering and erosion, and not the increase in volume of ocean water.
What happens to us when the majority of the world becomes uninhabitable? What are we going to do with limited resources, and extreme conditions we find ourselves in?
Go on, let your students find the way to save the world!Enter Now
According to the United Nations, the global population is currently at 7.6 billion. Think of the amount of energy and waste we all collectively consume and accumulate. Our use of non-biodegradable materials, from plastic bags to polystyrene packing foam are impacting our land and oceans. The famous Great Pacific garbage patch is now three times bigger than France!
Now we are trying to cut down our waste by using biodegradable materials and finding sustainable ideas on managing our reliance on non-renewable energy.
Have your students find a way to manage pollution, or another source of energy leaving minimum effect on the environment!Enter Now