The South Australian Science Excellence Awards recognise outstanding work for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) researchers, leaders and educators across the defence, cyber security, digital, space and health sectors in SA.
South Australia’s chief scientist, Professor Caroline McMillen, said the awards recognise the global standing of South Australia's STEM researchers and educators and highlights their contribution towards the state's health, wellbeing, economy and environment.
"The growth of industries such as defence, cyber security, digital, space and health in South Australia is based on the deep science and technology expertise present in our great research and education institutions," Professor McMillen said.
The SA Science Excellence Awards showcases the critical importance of science and research to the development of industry and society as a whole. The awards recognise and reward outstanding scientific endeavour, including its application in industry and the advancement of STEM education.
SA Minister for Industry and Skills David Pisoni said, "These awards also celebrate outstanding contributions by educators who inspire and challenge the next generation of STEM professionals in classrooms across South Australia."
The awards are a significant occasion in South Australia’s science calendar and are recognised as the premier science showcase event highlighting the diversity of scientific endeavour and research in the state.
Nominations are now open across five categories, covering a total of six awards. For more information, visit the 2019 SA Science Excellence Awards website.
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