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  • Come to the 2016 Eureka Finals Symposium

  • Finalists chosen

  • Check out all of the regional presentations for the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards

  • Matauranga Maori and Science with Hana Te Puni

  • Read the newspaper interview with Eureka Finalist Jacob Farr on synthetic spider silk

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What is Eureka?

The mission of the Eureka Trust is to “identify and foster young leaders who through their knowledge of science, technology, engineering or mathematics, their entrepreneurial drive and persuasive communication skills will bring about the vision of New Zealand as foreseen by Sir Paul Callaghan”. We achieve this mission through the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards (Years 11 to Undergraduate), the Eureka Alumni and the Junior Eureka programme (Years 4 to 6).

The Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards are a science, technology, engineering and mathematics speech competition that focuses on increasing New Zealand's economic, environmental and social wealth and well being. Students prepare for the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards using the Eureka Online workshop which contains everything they need to make a successful presentation. All students who compete in the National Final become part of the Eureka Alumni.

Junior Eureka is focused on educating students on how science and technology is being used in their local community and how to talk about science and technology with their friends and family.


Latest Eureka News

Eureka finalist Hana Te Puni, from Palmerston North Girl’s High, was interviewed about her Eureka presentation.


Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards 2016 finalist, Jacob Farr of St Patrick's College Wellington, was recently interviewed about his presentation on synthetic spider silk by The Wellingtonian. You can read the full article over on Stuff.co.nz.


The National Finals Selection Panel, convened by John Boshier, has chosen the 12 students who will participate in the 2016 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards finals on September 8 in Wellington. The six undergraduate finalists are: