Science & Technology Australia CEO Kylie Walker today congratulated the winners of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.
“All seven winners are outstanding individuals who have made material contributions to advancing the sum of human knowledge, to inspiring young people, and to teaching the next generation,” Ms Walker said.
The Prizes were awarded at a black-tie dinner at Parliament House. 2016 winners are:
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Science: Rick Shine, The University of Sydney
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation: Michael Aitken, Capital Markets CRC
- Prize for New Innovators: Colin Hall, University of South Australia
- Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year: Richard Payne, The University of Sydney
- Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year: Kerrie Wilson, University of Queensland
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools: Suzy Urbaniak, Kent Street Senior High School, Perth
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools: Gary Tilley, Seaforth Public School, Sydney
More information about the winners and their work is available here.