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Batterham Medal recognises engineers

One of Australia’s best young engineers will win the 2016 Batterham Medal, which will be awarded in November by the Academy of Technology and Engineering.

Nominations for the Batterham Medal are now open and will close on 14 August 2016.

The Batterham Medal is an early career award for a graduate engineer who has achieved substantial peer/industry recognition for his/her work in the past five years.

The Academy of administers the award on behalf of the Group of Eight Deans of Engineering and Associates and the Medal will be awarded at ATSE’s Oration Dinner on 25 November 2016 in Melbourne.

The award consists of a medal (The Batterham Medal) and a cash prize of $5000.

The winner will be an engineering graduate of an Australian university, under 40 at 1 January 2016 and will:

have demonstrated excellence, innovation and impact in a field of engineering;
be clearly acknowledged by peers for a signature contribution to engineering in the five years prior to his/her nomination; and
have advanced the standing of the engineering profession.

The Batterham Medal will be more accessible to women engineers this year with applicants who have taken career breaks for family or carer responsibilities eligible for an extension to the age criterion, for the period equivalent to the break.

The award is intended to:

  • elevate the profession of engineering among the technology and innovation communities;
  • bring to the attention of Federal and State parliamentarians and administrators the key role engineers play in the nation’s development; and
  • reinforce with these communities the contribution engineering makes to Australia’s reputation as a centre of technology and innovation leadership.

The Batterham Medal recognises Professor Robin Batterham AO FREng FAA FTSE, an Australian science and technology leader who was Chief Scientist of Australia from 1999 to 2006, President of the Academy from 2007 to 2012 and is Kernot Professor of Engineering at the University of Melbourne.

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