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Western Australia Minister for Science and Innovation Bill Marmion

Nominations Open For 2010 Western Australian Science Awards

Victor P Taffa

The State Government continues to celebrate the importance of science in our daily lives and welcomes the opening of nominations for the 2010 Western Australian Science Awards.

Commerce and Science and Innovation Minister Bill Marmion said the awards honoured the outstanding achievements of WA’s science and innovation community.

“The awards publicly acknowledge the significant role the State’s science community plays in providing solutions to future challenges.” Mr. Marmion said.

“WA’s scientists, science teachers and science outreach programs play a pivotal role in shaping the way societies function around the world.”

 

 

“Our scientists are undertaking groundbreaking research, our dedicated science teachers are inspiring youth to take up science-based careers, and our science outreach initiatives are promoting and encouraging a wider community understanding of science.” Mr. Marmion said.

“The WA Science Awards provide the State Government with the opportunity to recognise the role of science in helping to diversify the State’s economy.”

“I encourage all West Australian scientists, science teachers and individuals or groups involved in science outreach to apply for this year’s awards.” Mr. Marmion said.

The awards cover all fields of science including the natural, medical, applied and technological sciences, engineering and mathematics.

The 2010 Western Australian Science Awards categories are:

Scientist of the Year – $50,000

This award acknowledges an individual scientist who has demonstrated excellence in a field of science, science research or technological advancement in WA over the past 10 years;

Early Career Scientist of the Year – $10,000

This award recognises an individual scientist who, within the first 10 years of completing their highest degree, has demonstrated excellence in a field of science, science research or technological advancement in WA;

Science Educator of the Year:  Primary – $10,000

This award acknowledges an individual primary school science teacher across the Government or non-government sector, who has demonstrated excellence in improving science teaching and learning outcomes for their students over the past five years in a WA school;

Science Educator of the Year:  Secondary – $10,000

This award acknowledges an individual secondary school science teacher across the Government or non-government sector who has demonstrated excellence in improving science teaching and learning outcomes for their students over the past five years in a WA school;

Science Outreach Initiative of the Year – $10,000

This award recognises an individual, group or organisation that has delivered an outstanding, innovative and ongoing science outreach initiative within the past year.  The initiative must promote and encourage community understanding of science within WA.

Nominations for the 2010 WA Science Awards close at 5 pm on Friday, July 30, 2010.

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