December 15, 2021
There are two Unsung Hero Awards of South Australian Science, which are administered by National Science Week SA.
The awards recognise those whose contribution has been significant over a long period of time but who have not yet received formal public recognition.
- Unsung Hero of South Australian Science – for science and research endeavours
- Unsung Hero of South Australian Science Communication – for the communication of science
The 2021 Unsung Hero of South Australian Science is…
Dr Michala Short
Michala Short is a radiation therapist who has been instrumental in raising the profile of research within the field of Medical Radiation Science in South Australia as well as nationally. She has paved the way for others, especially young women, to pursue scientific research in this discipline.
2021 Unsung Hero of South Australian Science Communication is…
Mr Terry Reardon
Widely known as South Australia’s very own “Batman”, Terry Reardon has contributed enormously to the public understanding of bats and their conservation. He has a wonderfully contagious passion and enthusiasm for bats and is a gifted communicator.