Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science

    Awards program seeks WA science success stories

    26/03/2018 9:00 AM
     
    • Applications now open for the 2018 Premier's Science Awards
    • Awards celebrate the best and brightest of the WA science community 

    Applications are now open for the 2018 Premier's Science Awards, which recognise and celebrate the achievements of the Western Australian science community.

     

    The awards are open to works in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

     

    There are four categories: Scientist of the Year; Woodside Early Career Scientist of the Year; ExxonMobil Student Scientist of the Year; and Chevron Science Engagement Initiative of the Year.

     

    The Scientist of the Year will be awarded $50,000, with each of the other category winners receiving $10,000.

     

    Each year, a prominent Western Australian scientist is also inducted into the WA Science Hall of Fame.

     

    Applications close on May 21, 2018 and the awards ceremony will be held during National Science Week in August.

     

    The awards are sponsored by Woodside, ExxonMobil and Chevron; and also supported by the State's five universities - Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, The University of Notre Dame, and The University of Western Australia.

     

    For more information, visit http://www.jtsi.wa.gov.au/scienceawards

     

    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

     

    "The Premier's Science Awards have been recognising the very best in Western Australian scientific research and engagement since 2002.

     

    "They highlight the world-class achievements of our local science community, which continues to generate research of global significance."

     

    Comments attributed to Science Minister Dave Kelly:

     

    "In WA, we have some of the brightest minds working on groundbreaking projects which make positive contributions to our community.

     

    "Recognising this work is important and so I encourage researchers and science communicators alike to apply for the Premier's Science Awards.

     

    "This year, we especially encourage applications from across the full range of STEM fields, as well as from women in science, and from regional areas."

     

    Premier's office - 6552 5000

    Science Minister's office - 6552 6100