The Waikato has long been a vital research and innovation hub
The Kudos Science Trust (Hamilton Science Awards Trust) was established in 2007 to:
- recognise the achievements of our region’s top scientists;
- excite young people about science and its career opportunities;
- and raise the profile of science within our community
The Trust’s annual Kudos Awards remain New Zealand’s only regional science awards, helping to shine a light on the incredible achievements of our region’s world class scientists, their research, discoveries and innovations.
In 2016 the Trust established it’s youth programme – Science Spinners Creative Lab, a major hands-on and interactive science event led by Kudos Award scientists and industry professionals to inspire and engage our young people in the exciting world of science and STEM.
Recogised as the region’s independant science advocate, the Trust works to enable science education, support community science engagement projects, connect industry and partners, and promote our science experts and their world class science achievements.
The Trust Board gathers researchers, teachers and business leaders, who constantly examine the Trust’s work and its relevance to the region.