During 2018, the Deep South National Science Challenge and the Science in Society group will be offering workshops and masterclasses to build skills and capacity in communication and engagement about climate change.
The Eureka! Trust would like to take this opportunity to express its gratitude to the many supporters and sponsors who make our work possible.
"We continue to be fully committed to our work to encourage young New Zealanders to.develop their passion for explaining why science, technology, engineering and mathematics matters to New Zealand, " said Trust Chair Russ Ballard.
The Eureka! Programme and, in particular, the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards, has been based on our desire to provide a pathway for young New Zealanders to make a similar contribution to public understanding and appreciation of the value of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Since its inception, the Trust Board has included a representative from the Callaghan family. Following the resignation of Sir Paul's brother, Dr Jim Callaghan, earlier this year we have been looking for a replacement. Thus the following Request for Expressions of Interest.
The inaugural Eureka! Video Awards proved to be a great success for students from Christ's College, Christchurch and Cobham Intermediate, also Christchurch.
One of our Judges, Weibke Finkler who teaches film making at the Otago University School of Science Communication was so impressed by the quality of the top two entries that she said they showed more competence in some areas than first attempts she has seen from post-grad students at the film school.
Everyone is excited and full of anticipation - the question we ask is: What's not to look forward to?
This year's Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards National Finals Symposium promises to be the best so far - we have fantastic and diverse student presenters, great diversity of subjects grounded in fabulous science, live streaming of the whole afternoon from our website, and we are back at Government House for the Governor General's Awards Dinner thanks to HE the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy accepting our invitation to continue Vice-Regal patronage.
The RCW Eureka! Trust has announced that Gill McDonald, recently retired Head of Science at Scots College, Wellington and Dr Heather Meikle, Head of Biology and Extension at Palmerston North Girls High School are the two teachers who have been selected as the first recipients of the Eureka! Teachers Awards.
Eleven students will come to Wellington for the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards National Finals next month secure in the knowledge the work they have done has already been recognised for its excellence. The eleven are the winners of a range of Scholarships available to entrants in the competition based on the National Science Challenges and encouraging Maori and Pasifika students to pursue their dreams of a science or technology based career.