World Environment Day Awards – Call for Nominations

Nominations are now open nationally for the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) 2013 World Environment Day Awards.

Individuals, organisations, businesses, local councils, schools, journalists and community groups are all invited to nominate.

The awards recognise innovative and outstanding environmental programs and initiatives across Australia.

Nominations close on Monday 22 April for the Prime Minister’s Awards, and on Wednesday 1 May for all other categories.

For the full list of categories and criteria, see the UNAA World Environment Day Awards page.

To enter, visit the UNAA Nominations page.

More information about World Environment Day can be found on the United Nations Environment Program website.

Unsung Hero of South Australian Science Award 2012 – Dr Jeremy Austin

Dr Jeremy Austin

The Environment Institute would like to congratulate Dr Jeremy Austin on being presented with the ‘Unsung Hero of South Australian Science Award‘ for 2012 as part of National Science Week.

Dr Austin was presented with the award for his work with DNA and forensic indentification at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA in South Australia (ACAD).

“Jeremy has made the quantum leap from using techniques for scientific research to using them for direct human benefit. He has pioneered the transfer of new methods and technology into practical applications suitable for industry, particularly the forensics community. Having this calibre of scientist in our state is of enormous importance to South Australia.” (National Science Week)

Congralutations to Dr Jeremy Austin

Find out more about the award
Discover more about Dr Austin’s work at ACAD

2012 Science Excellence Awards – Nominations now open

Nominations are now open for the 2012 South Australian Science Excellence Awards. This event recognises and rewards outstanding scientific endeavour, including its application in industry and the advancement of science and mathematics education.

The Awards were first introduced in 2005, and since then the State Government has recognised the effort and achievement of more than 40 scientists, many of whom are world leaders in their respective fields. Five categories are included in the 2012 Awards, with a total of nine awards.

The State’s leading scientists, researchers, PhD students and science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) professionals and educators are encouraged to nominate for one of the following categories:

  • South Australian Scientist of the Year
  •  PhD Research Excellence awards:
  •  Early Career STEM Professional awards:
  •  Early Career STEM Educator of the Year awards:
  •  SA Early Career Researcher – SA Tall Poppy of the Year

More information about each category, and details on how to nominate for an award can be found on the Science Excellence Awards SA website.

Nominations close 5 pm Friday 8 June 2012.

Winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday 17 August 2012 at the Intercontinental Adelaide.

2012 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes Now Open

Australia’s premier science awards program, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes is now open for 2012.

Presented annually by the Australian Museum, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research & innovation,  leadership & commercialisation, school science and science journalism & communication. The Eureka Prizes are a unique partnership between government organisations, institutions, companies and individuals committed to celebrating the vitality, originality and excellence of Australian science.

View a full list of the 2012 Prizes available

Entries Close midnight AEST Friday 4 May 2012

Winners will be announced at an awards dinner in August 2012 (Dates TBC)

For more information visit the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes website.

2010 Southern Adelaide Innovation Forum

The Southern Adelaide Economic Development Board is opening their annual Innovation Awards on April 29. Held in the Ridley Pavilion at the Wayville Showgrounds the forum inlcudes presentations by inspiration speakers, breakout workships and the 2010 Southern Adelaide Innovation Awards. There are three awards, Innovation in a Product, Innovation in an Environmental Product or Service and Innovation in Business Sustainability.

To book at place at the forum or to nominate for the Innovation Awards please visit the Southern Adelaide Innovation Forum website.