Watch the presentations from the 2018 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards National Final
When we set up Eureka! back in 2011 we were hoping we’d start to build up a group of young New Zealanders who were passionate, eloquent and persuasive about the importance of science, technology, mathematics and engineering for the future of New Zealand and the planet - the people who would carry on the legacy of Sir Paul Callaghan.
2018 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Premier Award winner, George Mander from University oOtago, was presented with his trophy at the Young Science Leaders Forum by the Governor-General HE Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and last year's winner, Neakiry Kivi, also a student at Otago.
(photo by James Griffin, Edgeline Photography)
After a rigorous selection process, our Scholarship sponsors have chosen the students who will receive Scholarships for tertiary study in the years to come.
Farmers and politicians and scientists alike will all have the chance to watch and hear some of New Zealand's brightest young people grapple with the issues confronting agriculture on Friday 7 September when the first Governor-General's Eureka! Young Science Leaders Forum is held at Government House.
The following 12 students have been selected by the National Finals Selectors to compete at the National Finals on Thursday 6 September. They will also participate in the Governor General's Young Science Leaders Forum on Friday 7 September.
Maddison McQueen-Davies, PNGHS
Danny Kivi, Wellington College
Shalin Shah, Mount Albert Grammar
Amy Cooper, Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Germain Hellriegel-White, Mount Albert Grammar
Katrina Young, Orewa College
Karan Banker, University of Auckland
George Mander, University of Otago
Marie Potthoff, Massey University
Bronwyn Wilde, University of Auckland
Grace Cowley, University of Otago
Charlie Spicer, University of Auckland
Following the selection process for Scholarships it is likely additional names will be added to the students participating in the National Finals