October 19, 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

This week, the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science were awarded to recognise the contributions our scientists, innovators and science teachers make to Australia’s scientific and commercialisation capabilities.

We congratulate the winners and all the nominees for their contributions to science in Australia.

2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science winners. (L-R) Dr Simon Poole, Dr Glenn Baxter, Mr Andrew Bartos, Dr Steven Frisken, Minister Karen Andrews, Emeritus Professor Kurt Lambeck, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Dr Lee Berger, Associate Professor Jack Clegg, Mr Brett Crawford, Dr Geoff Rogers, Dr Scott Sleap.
2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science winners. (L-R) Dr Simon Poole, Dr Glenn Baxter, Mr Andrew Bartos, Dr Steven Frisken, Minister Karen Andrews, Emeritus Professor Kurt Lambeck, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Dr Lee Berger, Associate Professor Jack Clegg, Mr Brett Crawford, Dr Geoff Rogers, Dr Scott Sleap.

 

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, Emeritus Professor Kurt Lambeck, Australian National University, Revealing the breathing Earth
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation, The Finisar team (Dr Simon Poole, Mr Andrew Bartos, Dr Glenn Baxter and Dr Steven Frisken), Sydney, Switching light for faster, more reliable internet
  • Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year, Dr Lee Berger, James Cook University/University of Melbourne, Saving frogs, and revealing new extinction threats
  • Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year, Associate Professor Jack Clegg, University of Queensland, Making flexible crystals and new separation technologies
  • Prize for New Innovators, Dr Geoff Rogers, Wintermute Biomedical, Melbourne, A steerable guidewire to improve the treatment of heart disease
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools, Mr Brett Crawford, Warrigal Road State School, Brisbane, A primary school where everyone teaches science
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools, Dr Scott Sleap, Cessnock Learning Community, Opening young eyes to careers in science, technology, engineering and maths

 

More information on the winners, including videos of their achievements can be found here.

Nominating in 2019

Nominations for the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science for 2019 will open in early 2019. Follow @sciencegovau on Twitter or subscribe to the National Innovation and Science Agenda newsletter at http://bit.ly/2ydPxcl to receive notification when nominations open.

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