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

Awards News

Kudos Awards celebrates Waikato’s top scientists

When Dr Philip Elmer began his scientific career in the 1980s, pesticides were the go-to option for treating plant diseases. While many of his contemporaries were focused on discovering new pesticides, Elmer turned to nature for answers… Read More

Region shines a light on our world class scientists

Hamilton and Waikato’s science and innovation sector celebrated the region’s top scientists and their achievements at the 12th annual Kudos Awards last night in Hamilton… Read More

Scientists recognised for controlling plant disease

Two wins for Plant & Food Research at the Kudos Awards – Dr Philip Elmer, a senior scientist in plant pathology and biological control, has been presented with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award… Read More

Three winners at the KuDos Awards

The “hot” work of Waikato University chemical engineer Dr James Carson has been celebrated at this year’s KuDos awards, held to acknowledge quality science being done in the Waikato region… Read More

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.