The 2017 National Final of the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards saw interesting and entertaining presentations on a diverse range of topics. The judges noted the high quality of the speeches and had a difficult time selecting the Highly Commended and Premier Awards.
The Highly Commended Award Winners for 2017 are:
- George Mander - "Using Brain Waves to Detect Crime"
- Cassandra Spearin - "Unlikely Superheroes: Using Fungi to Clean Our Waterways"
- Hana Te Puni - "NZ's environmental hero of the future the dung beetle"
The Sir Paul Callaghan Premier Award Winner for 2017 is Neakiry Kivi for her presentation "Reinventing Solar: the solution is clear"