MEDIA RELEASE: SEEKING SCIENCE THAT WILL BUILD A BETTER FUTURE

25 February

Professor Chubb has issued a media release regarding the opening of nominations for the 2015 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.

You can read the release below or download it as a PDF here

SEEKING SCIENCE THAT WILL BUILD A BETTER FUTURE

Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb expects nominations for the 2015 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science to reflect the passion of all those involved in science, teaching, research and innovation.

“I am often inspired by the dedicated persistence of those who see a brighter future for Australia through science. We are proud of our researchers and teachers and we know they are passionate about their work. We want to know about it. We need them, or their colleagues or friends, to tell us why what they do is important,” said Professor Chubb, who is also Chairman of the Prizes Committee.

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are highly regarded awards for excellence in science and science teaching. A new prize for the Commercial Application of Science will be awarded this year.

“I am pleased to see a new prize category which promotes research entrepreneurs as national role models. Recognising our trailblazers is an important part of building an entrepreneurial culture.

“The other categories recognise important work at various stages of the supply line – the teaching of science, early to mid-career research in the life and physical sciences and significant work contributing to a better world.”

Nominations are now open for the prizes to be awarded in 2015:

For further details visit: www.industry.gov.au/scienceprizes

 Media enquiries: Mick Bunworth 02 6102 8179 or 0410 029 407 Mick.Bunworth@chiefscientist.gov.au