Eureka Alumni

Making a difference - Eureka! Alumni

Shalini Guleria first entered the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards in 2014 and then reprised her participation in 2015 and 2016.

Shalini is one of several alumni who epitomise what the Eureka! Trust is doing to identify and then support young science leaders.

She demonstrates the value of science in the community and also the need to communicate that value to a wider public.

Recently she produced a video which explains who she is and what it is that motivates her. We salute Shalini for her scientific endeavour and her commitment to spreading the message.

Here’s Shalini’s VIDEO about making a difference to the treatment of cancer

The Future of Women in STEM - Sophie Mance

Published in the New Zealand Science Teacher, Issue 137 - Sophie was a finalist in this year’s Sir Paul clllghan Eureka!Awards


This year marks the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand; a major step forward to achieving gender equality. However, 125 years on, how close are STEM reliant industries to achieving gender equality? Since 1903, there have been a mere 21 female Nobel laureates in science, a shocking comparison to the 629 male laureates. Even today, New Zealand’s STEM industry is alarmingly male dominated with no female CEOs of any of our Crown Research Institutes.

My name is Sophie Mance, I'm a year 12 student at Wellington High School. I'm a keen science student taking physics, biology and chemistry, which I hope will lead to a career in molecular biology, genetics or engineering.

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What Logan Did - Alumnus stars on TV

As a Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards contestant in 2016 and 2017, Logan Williams, showed himself to be passionate and tireless in pursuit of his promotion of his innovations and entrepreurial projects.

Logan has continued to be a very active member of the Eureka! Alumni group.

At present he is screening on TVOne’s On Demand platform with a short documentary video about his didymo project.

Logan is a great example of the sort of young science leader the Eureka! Programme seeks to identify and support.

CLICK here to watch his video