It's only two weeks until twelve aspiring young science leaders face the judging panel in 2018 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards National Finals. At stake are $10,000 and an ionic trophy for the winner of the Premier Award.
The finals will be held in the Museum Theatrette on the Massey University Wellington Campus on Thursday 6 September starting at 12:30. The doors will be open for members of the public from midday onwards.
For those keen to watch the students deliver their 12-minute presentations (but unable to be there because of distance) - we will be live-streaming the whole afternoon on the landing page of our website https://www.eureka.org.nz
The finalists' presentations cover a wide range of issues including: mental health, flexible concrete, superbugs, Epigenetics, solar roads, "clean" meat, food safety, augmented reality, crickets, geoengineering, bioprinting organs, and dairy farming.
Expect to be entertained and impressed by the quality of thinking, innovation and science demonstrated by these secondary students and university undergraduates.
As well as the presentations by the finalists we will also feature the six-minute presentations by five students who won scholarships.