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Queensland’s next scientific generation celebrated

Twelve bright young researchers from across Queensland will be recognised, with Young Tall Poppy Science Awards at the Science Celebration, during National Science Week 2017. One of these winners will be named the Queensland Tall Poppy of the Year.

These winners showcase the breadth of research being carried out across the state. From managing securing the future of our coastal ecosystems to understanding the workings of our brains, and improving surgical outcomes for all of us. Queenslanders will benefit from the breakthroughs being made by these Tall Poppies of Science in the years to come.

The Tall Poppy awards are run by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) to honour up-and-coming scientists who combine world-class research with a passionate commitment to communicating science. The awards are held on a state by state basis to celebrate researcher across science, engineering and mathematics.

“Many Young Tall Poppies go on to achieve even greater things and to become inspiring leaders in their field,” she said. “They also become role models by working with the education and community sectors to encourage greater engagement in science.” said AIPS General Manager, Ms Camille Thomson.

As part of the Young Tall Poppy campaign, award winners will spend a year sharing their knowledge with school students, teachers and the broader community through workshops, seminars and public lectures.

Young Tall Poppies are nominated by their peers and are early career researchers who have under ten years post-doctoral experience. Over 500 young scientists have been honoured nationally since the award was established in 2000.

Source: Australian Institute of Policy and Science 

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