The richness of scientific expertise will be on full display at the 2021 Kudos Science Excellence Awards as we celebrate finalists from across the regions. High nomination numbers we’ve received reflect both the growing scope and reputation of the Kudos, as well as the continuing growth of science and innovation in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.
Thank you to everyone who made a nomination, and congratulations to all of the finalists. We look forward to announcing the winners and celebrating their success at the Awards Dinner on 3 March.
Announcing the Finalists
Wintec Secondary Science Teacher/Educator Award
Mrs Chris Duggan
Mr Jason Morgan
Ms Fiona Wolff
Hamilton City Council Emerging Scientist Award
Dr. Megan Grainger
Dr. Terry Issons
Dr. Anica Klockars
Datamars Engineering Science Award
Dr. Leandro Bolzoni
Dr. Shen Hin Lim
Hill Laboratories Primary Industries Award
AgResearch Life Cycle Assessment Team
Prof. Mathew Littlejohn
Scion/Agrisea Nanocellulose from Seaweed Team
Waikato Regional Council Environmental Science Award
Assoc. Prof. Kura Paul-Burke
Dr. Charles Lee
Waikato DHB Medical Science Award
Assoc. Prof. Bridgette Masters- Awatere
Dr. Etuini Ma’u
Assoc. Prof. Joseph Baker
University of Waikato Vision Mātauranga Science Award
Assoc. Prof. Bridgette Masters-Awatere
Assoc. Prof. Kura Paul-Burke
The Kudos Lifetime Achievement Award
Will be announced at the awards dinner
Tickets are on sale for the 2021 Kudos Gala Dinner at the Claudelands Event Centre.
Please note that our event set for Thursday 2 December has been postponed due to the current Alert Level Status. The new event date is Thursday 3 March, 2022.
6.00pm Pre-function Event
7.00pm Formal Awards Dinner and Award presentation
10.30pm Lounge Bar Opens
Individual $170 + GST
Table of 10 $1600 + GST
High School student $90 + GST
The Kudos Process
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 panellists. Judges are appointed by the Kudos Science Trust from a group of scientist experts in their fields.
We pride ourselves on sharing our finalists’ stories, celebrating their discoveries and acknowledge their research and hard work. If chosen as a finalist, we will require a day of your time to create a short film highlighting your story which will be shown at our Gala Dinner and hosted on our website as a part of the Scientist Gallery.
Finalists are invited to attend our Kudos Awards Gala dinner to celebrate their success showcase their work to the science community. Our 2021 black tie ceremony is hosted by Jesse Mulligan at Claudelands Event Centre. Together with our sponsors we have awarded over $407,000 in prize money funding future research and breakthroughs.