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ODT Community Science Awards - winner's announced!

  • 10 Jul 2016

The inaugural ODT Community Science Awards were launched in style on the opening night of the 2016 NZ International Science Festival and we are proud to announce the winners below. The awards were warmly received by the recipients in a memorable night,  we statue our science heroes for the incredible work and passion they bring to the industry. 

Recipients of the 2016 ODT Community Science Awards 

Lifetime Achievement     Andrew Innes, Healthy Harbour Watchers

Science Communicator   Amadeo Enriquez-Ballestero, Otago Museum

Non-profit sector            Ann Cronin, The Gasworks Museum

Business                        Peter Fennessy, Abacusbio

Sustainability                 Andrew Innes, Healthy Harbour Watchers

Student                         Charlotte Steel, Neuroscience major, University of Otago

Post grad student           Bianca Sawyer, PhD student in Physics, University of Otago

 

Thank you to our partner the Otago Daily Times, and our valued sponsors the University of Otago, Otago Museum, Vodafone, ADInstruments, Mitre10 MEGA, Curious Minds, and the Otago Polytechnic.

Read the ODT article here 

Science festival holds no fears for former fire-eater

Science festival holds no fears for former fire-eater

  • 30 Jan 2018

Five months from his first New Zealand International Science Festival as director, Dan Hendra is not looking at all nervous. Hardly surprising for someone who, in a previous life, performed as a fire-eater.

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Project Activate - a health programme initiative

Project Activate - a health programme initiative

  • 20 Sep 2017

Project Activate was a health initiative project as part of the 2016 New Zealand International Science Festival, in Dunedin, New Zealand, and made possible thanks to the governments' Unlocking Curious Minds initiative.

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South Dunedin Project - looking at the changing ground environment

South Dunedin Project - looking at the changing ground environment

  • 20 Sep 2017

In mid 2017 the New Zealand International Science Festival project managed an investigation into the ground water situation in South Dunedin, New Zealand. The aim of the project was to empower secondary school students and engage them together alongside scientists and professionals in a hands-on project where they could investigate the changing nature of the physical environment.

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Curious Minds project in South Dunedin a Success

Curious Minds project in South Dunedin a Success

  • 31 Aug 2017

Pupils from Bayfield and Kings High Schools recently presented their work to an engaged community audience. The event was final step in the Curious Minds project around investigating ground water and climate change in South Dunedin.

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The Science of Sport is Back!

The Science of Sport is Back!

  • 29 Aug 2017

In the build up to the Bledisole Cup test match this Saturday between the All Blacks and Australia over 120 teenagers to gained insight into the science behind high performance sport at a special lunch to be held. Hosted by the Science Festival with special guests Nic Gill, All Blacks secret weapon and head conditioning coach, alongside Fiona Watson and Joanna Horan, ANZ netball performance analysts, spoke and inspired the students.

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