Eureka! National Finalists Announced

The National Finals Selection Panel, comprising 8 judges, has announced the names of the twelve university undergraduate and secondary school students who have qualified for the National Finals Symposium to be held in Wellington on Friday 8 September.

The names of Scholarship winners will be announced early next week following decisions by the sponsors of each Scholarship.

University Finalists

  • Cassandra Spearin - Victoria University of Wellington - Unlikely Superheroes: Using Fungi to Clean Our Waterways
  • Finn Lowndes - Victoria University of Wellington - Fusion Technology: The Stellar Solution to the Energy Crisis
  • Logan Williams - University of Canterbury - Polar Optics
  • Claire Elliott - University of Canterbury - Creating a Human Computer Connection
  • Abigail Sucsy - Victoria University of Wellington - The Plastics Problem
  • George Mander - University of Canterbury - Using Brain Waves to Solve Crime

Secondary Finalists

  • Neakiry Kivi - Samuel Marsden Collegiate School - Reinventing Solar: The Solution is Clear
  • Jason Su - Scots College - My Two Scents on Reducing Obesity
  • Maddison McQueen-Davies - Palmerston North Girls High School - rhSDF-1α: The Miracle Gel
  • Hana Te Puni - Palmerston North Girls High School - NZ’s Environmental Hero of the Future the Dung Beetle
  • Isaac Rusholme - Hutt International Boys School - Driving Possums to Extinction
  • Jonathan Chan - Auckland Grammar School - The Future of Farming: Restorative Ocean Farming