20 Years Of Changing Lives And Counting...
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
In celebrating our 20th anniversary, we are also celebrating 20 years of Australian scientists, communicators, leaders, educators and students, and their achievements.
There may be names you recognise and those you don't. What they all have in common is the extraordinary impact that winning a Eureka prize had on them both personally and professionally.
Winning a Eureka Prize was a goal I had always set my sights on, and achieving it was a great thrill that represented a professional pinnacle in my career.
Deb Smith, Winner, 2005, Australian Government Eureka Prize for Science Journalism
The Eureka Prize was instrumental in allowing us to get the profile we needed to find a commercial partner for our project.
Peter Abolfathi, Winner, 2004 British Council Eureka Prize for Inspiring Science
Winning a Eureka prize was an absolute thrill. I reinvested the prize money back into my photography and the press received introduced me to the industry and the public.
Katrina Putker, 3rd Place Winner, 2008 New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography
Winning a prize at the Eureka Awards was very special to me because it was recognition of the countless hours I had spent on my research. The work for which I was honoured is important to me and winning an award for it inspires me to continue studying science. Being a winner at Eureka was a great experience. It was a wonderful night, like the Oscars of Science!
Storm Holwill, 2nd Place Winner, 2008 Macquarie University Eureka Prize for Action Against Climate Change