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If the winners of these STEM student awards are any indication, the future of science and engineering in Australia is pretty bright.

It’s an exciting time for the STEM students revealed as winners for the 2018 BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards.

The awards highlight innovative science and engineering projects from students across Australia and seek to “promote the next generation of STEM leaders”.

Winners and runners-up for the competition’s three categories (Engineering, Investigations and Innovation to Market) were picked from a field of 26 finalists. Although competition was fierce across the board, many entrants cited a desire to make the world a better place and an inquisitive mind as the motivations for their projects.

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Three ways to improve your presentation skills

Effective presentation skills are vital for an engineer throughout their career.

Engineers present to many different audiences in many different formats, from briefing their project team to presenting bids to potential clients.

Becoming a confident presenter can help engineers communicate with clarity, strengthen their credibility, influence stakeholders and win work.

Business and communication training expert, Jarrod Benson believes mastering this skill early on in their career will help engineers gain a competitive edge and get noticed by management. He shares his top three tops to improving presentation skills:

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