University of Waikato scientists and researchers shone brightly in a stellar showcase of science talent at the recent Kudos Awards.
The awards, established in 2007 by the Kudos Science Trust, recognise the achievements of the region’s top scientists while also aiming to entice young people about science and its career opportunities.
University of Waikato scientists and researchers say they were honoured to be acknowledged among their peers, winning five main awards and a lifetime achievement award for Professor Alan Hogg.
University of Waikato Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Bryony James says the recognition for the facility’s top scientists was humbling.
“We are so fortunate to be located in this region where the pursuit of knowledge is celebrated with the passion that the Kudos Trust brings to all it does,” says Professor James.
“Watching our researchers get recognised with these nominations and awards is hugely gratifying.” Professor James says the event, which had been postponed a number of times due to Covid, was well worth waiting for.
“We are very proud of all our finalists and winners, and wish to thank the Trust for all the work it does to promote science and get our young scientists excited about the future.”
The full list of winners:
The Kudos Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor Alan Hogg
Hamilton City Council Emerging Scientist Award
Winner: Dr Megan Grainger
Also finalists: Dr Terry Issons, Dr Anica Klockars
Datamars Engineering Science Award
Winner: Dr Shen Hin Lim
Also finalist: Dr Leandro Bolzoni
Waikato Regional Council Environmental Science Award
Winner: Dr Charles Lee
Also finalist: Prof. Kura Paul-Burke
Te Whatu Ora Waikato Medical Science Award
Winner: Assoc. Prof. Bridgette Masters- Awatere
University of Waikato Vision Mātauranga Science Award
Winner: Prof. Kura Paul-Burke
Also finalist: Assoc. Prof. Bridgette Masters-Awatere
Congratulations also go to:
- Mrs Chris Duggan ( House of Science) for receiving the Wintec Secondary Science Teacher/Educator Award
- Scion/Agrisea Nanocellulose from Seaweed Team for receiving the Hill Laboratories Primary Industries Award