- 2016 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science winners announced last night
- We want to hear about your collaborations with Indonesia and Japan
- And CSL’s $25 million ‘birthday present’ to Australian science—meet the first two Centenary Fellows.
Last night, the Prime Minister presented the 2016 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science to seven of Australia’s top scientists, innovators, and science teachers.
The 2016 recipients are:
- Rick Shine, defending Australia’s snakes and lizards, Prime Minister’s Prize for Science (The University of Sydney)
- Michael Aitken, making stock markets fair and efficient, Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation (Capital Markets CRC/Macquarie University)
- Colin Hall, creating manufacturing jobs by replacing glass with plastic, the inaugural Prize for New Innovators (The University of South Australia)
- Richard Payne, for re-engineering nature to fight for global health, Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year (The University of Sydney)
- Kerrie Wilson, conservation that works for government, ecosystems and people, Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year (The University of Queensland/ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions)
- Suzy Urbaniak—a geologist by trade—is turning students into scientists, Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools (Kent Street Senior High School, Perth)
- Gary Tilley, creating better science teachers, Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools (Seaforth Public School, Sydney/Macquarie University)
Plus, you can see images, video footage and read more online at science.gov.au/pmscienceprizes
Check out all the action from last night on Twitter #pmprize and feel free to tweet your congratulations.
In this bulletin:
- 2016 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science winners
- $2.5 million awarded to Brisbane scientists Steven Lane and Geoff Faulkner
- We want to hear about your collaborations: with Indonesia, and also Japan
- Grants for National Science Week 2017 – now open
- $150,000 flexible funding for female researchers
- Clunies Ross Award nominations close 28 October