Five researchers from the University of Tasmania are among this year’s STEM stars after the 2017 Tasmanian STEM Excellence Awards were recently announced.
The researchers joined two other winners for a presentation ceremony in Hobart with Minister for Information Technology and Innovation Michael Ferguson MP.
The awards program is valued at $30,000 and aims to recognise people leading the way in science, technology, engineering and maths, and to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
The 2017 winners include:
- Tasmanian STEM Researcher of the Year: Professor Graham Edgar (Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies)
- Tasmanian STEM Innovation of the Year: Dr Alexander Bissember and Associate Professor Jason Smith (Bissember and Smith). (Dr Bissember and Associate Professor Smith are University of Tasmania researchers.)
- Tasmanian STEM Teacher of the Year for Primary Years: Philippa Clymo (Waimea Heights Primary School)
- Tasmanian STEM Teacher of the Year for Secondary Years: Ann Burke (Marist Regional College)
- Tasmanian STEM Communicator of the Year: Dr Emily Flies (University of Tasmania)
- Tasmanian Young STEM Researcher of the Year: Dr Catherine Blizzard (Menzies Institute for Medical Research).
The annual awards program is supported by the Tasmanian Government, University of Tasmania, Engineering Australia and Inspiring Australia.