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Vortex Science Awards

  • 11 May 2018

Celebrating the launch of a call for nominations for the biennial Otago Daily Times Otago Science Awards at the Otago Museum Tornado yesterday are (from left), New Zealand International Science Festival director Dan Hendra, University of Otago deputy vice-chancellor Richard Blaikie and Otago Daily Times chief executive Grant McKenzie.

 

Part of the New Zealand International Science Festival, the awards aim to acknowledge the work of science in people's everyday lives and the difference those committed to the field make, from the region's scientists to teachers, students, community groups, volunteers and business people.

Awards include the University of Otago Lifetime Achievement, the Otago Polytechnic Sustainability, Otago Museum Science Communicator, Vodafone Business, Mitre10 MEGA Future Scientist, ADInstruments Emerging Scientist (tertiary level student) and Science in Action Science Teacher Award.

Nominations can be made at www.scifest.org.nz and close on June 28 at 5pm.

Winners will be announced at the launch of the New Zealand International Science Festival on July 6. 

Vortex Science Awards

Vortex Science Awards

  • 11 May 2018

Celebrating the launch of the ODT Community Science Awards

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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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