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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

Immediately following his victory in the 2016 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards Scots College student Andrew Tang departed for the US to visit Silicon Valley on a Young Enterprise Scheme tour. When he got back he wrote this article for us to describe his trip and how his Eureka experience...


Dr Michelle Dickinson has drawn to our attention that Chevening Scholarships are available for Eureka alumni who may want to complete Masters degrees in the UK.  Applications close on 8 November for 2017/2018. http://www.chevening.org/chevening/news/2016/applications-for-20172018-chevening-scholarships-are-now-open


University of Waikato engineering student Shalini Guleria has been awarded second place in the 2016 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards for her ideas on turning wastewater into high-quality phosphate fertiliser.   Shalini presented her idea during a 12 minute presentation alongside six other undergraduate finalists from around New Zealand. This...