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Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards: 2019 National Final - Open to the Public and Live on www.eureka.org.nz
Sep
12
12:00 PM12:00

Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards: 2019 National Final - Open to the Public and Live on www.eureka.org.nz

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The National Final is open to the public and will be streamed live on eureka.org.nz

The National Final will be held in Lecture Theater 4B06 at Massey University, doors open 12pm and the presentations will start at 12:30pm.

The National Final of the 2019 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards will see students from across the country present speeches on how science, technology, engineering and mathematics can increase New Zealand's economic, social and environmental wealth and well-being.  There are 12 finalists – 6 secondary students before afternoon tea and 6 tertiary after afternoon tea. Each speaker will have 12 minutes to present and then the judges will have the opportunity to ask questions for up to 3 minutes. At around 2.30pm afternoon tea will be served in the foyer outside and the results of this competition will be announced at the end of the day. In addition there will be three six minute presentations from scholarship recipients. The Judges are Dr Russ Ballard, Prof Margaret Hyland, Kim Hill, Dr Michelle Dickenson and Dr William Rolleston.

The final will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person.

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Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards: 2018 National Final - Open to the Public and Live on www.eureka.org.nz
Sep
6
12:00 PM12:00

Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards: 2018 National Final - Open to the Public and Live on www.eureka.org.nz

The National Final is open to the public and will be streamed live on eureka.org.nz

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The National Final of the 2018 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards will see students from across the country present speeches on how science, technology, engineering and mathematics can increase New Zealand's economic, social and environmental wealth and well-being. 
The final will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person.

Programme:

  • 12:00pm - Doors Open
  • 12:30pm - Welcome: Marion Cowden
  • Opening Speaker: Richard Gordon, Chief Executive at Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research and Chair of Science NZ
  • 12:50pm - Presentations from tertiary students 
    • Karan Banker, University of Auckland,  “The Future of Medicine: Bioprinting Organs” 
    • Grace Cowley, Otago University, “A Proposal for Geoengineering”
    • George Mander, Otago University, “The Case for Crickets”
    • Marie Potthoff, Massey University, “Dirty Dairy and the Slimy Solution”
    • Charlie Spicer, University of Auckland, “Augmented Reality - Education in the Digital Era”
    • Bronwyn Wilde, Auckland University of, “Food Chain – “Improving Food Safety Using Blockchain Technology”
  • 2.32pm - Presentations from scholarship winners
    • Eira Beverley-Stone, Rangiora New Life School, “Vertical Farming: Food for Thought”
    • Louis Davis, Scotts College, “Tutu, a solution to the feral goat problem”
    • Sophie Mance, Wellington High School, “Nanomedicine: a novel approach to treating non-communicable diseases”
  • 2:53pm - Afternoon tea in the area adjacent to the theatre entrance
  • 3.23pm - Presentations from secondary students
    • Amy Cooper, Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, “TMS:  The Mental Health Solution”
    • Danny Kivi, Wellington College, “Flexible Concrete for Quakes”
    • Germain Hellriegel-White, Mt Albert Grammar School, “The War on Superbugs and our Secret Weapon”
    • Maddison McQueen-Davies, Palmerston North Girls High School, “Solar Roads – The End of the Road for Fossil Fuels”
    • Shalin Shah, Mt Albert Grammar School, “Clean Meat:  The Answer to Dirty Farming”
    • Katrina Young,  Orewa College, “Epigenetics and Health”
  • 5.05pm - Presentations from scholarship winners
    • Viki Moananu, St Patrick’s College, “Helping the Homeless through predictive analysis”
    • Hana Te Puni, Palmerston Nth Girls High School, “Crayfish not just a delica-sea!”
    • Ellen Zhang, Mt Albert Grammar School, “The Answer is Smaller Than You Think: Nanotechnology”
  • 5:26pm - Presentation of Merit Awards and Scholarships
    Announcement of highly commended and premier awards: Dr Russ Ballard
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The Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Awards Dinner – Invitation Only
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

The Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Awards Dinner – Invitation Only

Location: Government House

When: Friday 8th of September, 7:00pm – 10pm

Dress: Black Tie / Evening dress

Programme:

Welcome: Dr Russ Ballard as Eureka Trust Chair

Valedictory Speaker: Dr Jacqueline Rowarth CNZM Chief Scientist EPA

Presentation of prizes

Two Teachers awards

Sir Paul Callaghan Highly Commended secondary school student awards sponsored by Opus + Ministry of Education

Sir Paul Callaghan Highly Commended secondary tertiary student awards sponsored by MBIE + Rotary Club of Wellington

The Sir Paul Callaghan Premier award sponsored by Science New Zealand

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Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Awards National Final - Open to the Public
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Awards National Final - Open to the Public

The National Final of the 2017 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards will see students from across the country present speeches on how science, technology, engineering and mathematics can increase New Zealand's economic, social and environmental wealth and well-being. 
The final will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person.

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Sponsors and Finalist’s Dinner – Invitation Only
Sep
7
6:30 PM18:30

Sponsors and Finalist’s Dinner – Invitation Only

Proudly Supported by Massey University and the Parkin Foundation.

Location: James Cook Chancellor Hotel 17th Floor

When: Thursday 7th September, 6:30pm for 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Programme:

Welcome: Peter Lawson

Massey Host Speaker: Manu Lange Graduate Research Student at Rex Bionics and Massey University

Key Note Speaker: Peter Boshier (Chief Ombudsman)

Address to Contestants: Andrew Tang (2017 Sir Paul Callaghan Premier Award Winner)

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Submissions for Virtual Region Close
Jul
21
5:00 PM17:00

Submissions for Virtual Region Close

Please Note: You must also register for the 2017 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards before submitting your video.

Use the form below to request a link to where you can submit your video for the Virtual Region (The requirements for this video are outlined below)

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Virtual Region Video Standards

Virtual Region Competitions for consideration by the National Finals Selection Panel shall meet the following standards

1. Content Standards

The video shall:

  1. Be a single continuous take which shall include the beginning and end of the contestant’s presentation
  2. Demonstrate by use of at least one wide shot that the presentation is being delivered in front of an audience
  3. Be shot so that the contestant is positioned in such a way that the lighting allows the viewer to see facial expressions 
  4. Avoid positioning the contestant in front of a bright light source such as a window
  5. Include in the frame the screen onto which the contestants supporting slides are being projected
  6. Ensure the contestant is at all times positioned next to the screen so they are included in the frame
  7. Ensure that sound recording is of high quality 
  8. Not be edited in any way other than to include a caption during the first 15 seconds which sets out the contestant’s name, educational institution and subject of their presentation

2. Technical Standards

  1. Video camera or iPhone or quality android phones (acceptable if they are from the last 3 years)
  2. File type MP4, MOV or WAV
  3. HD (1920x1080)
  4. 25 to 30fps
  5. Camera on tripod
  6. Camera no more than 1.2 - 2m from the presenter depending on quality of image
  7. Mic the presenter if possible
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