Science awards extend to include engineering! 

 

A new development will enable the region’s engineering scientists and professionals to enter this year's Kudos Science Excellence Awards. Innovative engineering company Simcro joins stalwart Kudos partners, University of Waikato, Hamilton City Council, WINTEC, Waikato Regional Council, Hill Laboratories, King St Advertising and Waikato DHB in supporting science discovery and innovation from Hamilton and the Waikato. 

Run by the Kudos Science Trust, the Kudos awards raise the profile of local science achievement and provide opportunities for students to become more interested in science and science careers. 

Now in their 11th year the Kudos awards remain New Zealand’s only regional science excellence awards acknowledging and supporting local scientific innovations impacting the Waikato, New Zealand and the world. With the help of their major partners they have awarded $300,000 in cash prizes to top scientists from around the region. These prizes have enabled local scientists to attend international conferences, purchase new equipment and fund further research. They have also presented many past winners with the valuable opportunity to travel overseas and increase their international profile, while also networking with world leading peers - putting the Waikato on the world stage.

Chair of the Trust, Professor Ross Lawrenson explains ”The Kudos awards recognise the science based achievements of the Waikato community. Every year the range and quality of science we recognise seems to be increasing. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors for their continuing support for the awards” he says.

The 2017 Kudos award categories reflect the outstanding contribution the region’s scientists are making across all science disciplines, striving for excellence as innovators, entrepreneurs, educators and engineers. 

Nominations for all eight categories will now close on 15th July.

 

 

Award Categories

SIMCRO Engineering Science Award
SIMCRO Engineering Science Award
The aim of this award is to recognise excellence in engineering science by an individual or team from the Waikato. The application of engineering science is a key part of this award and must relate to an impact in delivering an outcome, which could be in manufacturing, process or service delivery.
The University of Waikato Lifetime Achievement Award
The University of Waikato Lifetime Achievement Award
The aim of this award is to recognise a Waikato scientist whose career attainments in research represent a major contribution to science of relevance to the Waikato region as well as the international profile of New Zealand Science.
Waikato Regional Council
Environmental Science Award
Waikato Regional Council Environmental Science Award
The aim of this award is to recognise a Waikato Scientist or Science Team whose research represents a major contribution to environmental sustainability, restoration or conservation or to understanding or preserving biodiversity in the greater Waikato region.
Agricultural Science Award
Agricultural Science Award
The aim of this award is to recognise an engineering breakthrough or development underpinned by science in all fields including Agricultural, Environmental and Computer Science.
Hill Laboratories Science Manager Award
Hill Laboratories Science Manager Award
The aim of this award is to recognise excellence in science management by an individual from the Waikato region, working in a science or technology based organisation.
WINTEC Secondary Science Teacher/ Educator/ Communicator Award
WINTEC Secondary Science Teacher/ Educator/ Communicator Award
The aim of this award is to recognise a major contribution toward encouraging and promoting an understanding and appreciation of science to the Waikato wider community, including secondary school students.
Waikato DHB Medical Science Award
Waikato DHB Medical Science Award
The aim of this award is to recognise the scientist/medical scientist who has made a major contribution to medical research in the Waikato region. This award seeks to identify the individual or team who has made a significant impact at a national and international level.
Hamilton City Council Science Innovator/ Entrepreneur Award
Hamilton City Council Science Innovator/ Entrepreneur Award
The aim of this award is to recognise a significant innovation and/or entrepreneurial breakthrough, based on underpinning research, associated with the Waikato region and which has potential to ultimately add value to New Zealand.

CONTACT US

Soteria Ieremia projectmanager@thekudos.org.nz

Hamilton Science Awards Trust
P O Box 9512
Hamilton
New Zealand