The Kudos Awards shine a light on our region’s outstanding scientists and their discoveries!

The Kudos Awards 2018 – WINNERS

Hamilton City Council Emerging Scientist Award
Dr. Brendon Gill, Fonterra

WINTEC Secondary Science Teacher/Educator Award
Andrea Soanes, University of Waikato

Hill Laboratories Laboratory Technician Award
Kathleen Dabell, University of Waikato

Simcro Engineering Science Award
Dr. James Carson, University of Waikato

Kudos Science Trust Agricultural Science Award
Ruakura Plant Pathology Team, Plant & Food Research

Waikato Regional Council Environmental Science Award
Dr. Corrine Watts, Landcare Research

Waikato DHB Medical Science Award
Mike Kaplan MD, PhD, Waikato DHB

University of Waikato Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Philip Elmer, Plant & Food Research

Student recognition awards
Cayden Buitendach, Hamilton Boys High School
Holly Christison, St Peter’s School
Samantha Brown, Sacred Heart Girls’ College
Patrick Dowd, Hamilton Boys High School
Daniel Darlington, Hamilton Boys High School
Alice Cao, St Paul’s Collegiate School
John Voss, Hillcrest High School

 

Categories

The Kudos Awards will recognise 8 categories of science excellence for 2018. These will apply broadly to all science disciplines and sectors including, agriculture, medical, engineering, environmental and education. The Emerging Scientist and Laboratory Technician categories have been re-introduced for 2018 and replace the Innovation/Entrepreneur and Science Manager categories.

WINTEC Secondary Science Teacher Educator Award
Hill Laboratories Laboratory Technician Award
Hamilton City Council Emerging Scientist Award
Kudos Science Trust Agricultural Science Award
Simcro Engineering Science Award
Waikato Regional Council Environmental Science Award
Waikato DHB Medical Science Award
The University of Waikato Lifetime Achievement Award

Judging Panel

Our panel of expert judges will review each entry to decide up to three finalists for each category. They will select the category winner from these three finalists. Each panel consists of 1 judge convener and 2-3 expert panelists. Judges are appointed by the Kudos Science Trust from a group of scientist experts in their fields.