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Through the awards, we acknowledge the achievements of talented individuals, including recent PhD graduates and early career science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals and teachers, who are making an outstanding contribution to society both nationally and internationally.

The South Australian Science Excellence Awards recognise and reward outstanding scientific endeavour in the state, including its application in industry and the advancement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

These prestigious awards also celebrate those who have made a significant contribution in their field of research and continue to inspire future generations to become involved in science.

The categories are:

  • South Australian Scientist of the Year Award
  • PhD Research Excellence Award
  • STEM Educator
  • Excellence in Research Collaboration

Nominations are open until 5pm on the 11 May.

There is an information session at the University of Adelaide:

Where: Barr Smith South 3022 Polygon Lecture Theatre
When: Thursday, 29 March 2018
Time: 2:10pm- 3:30pm.

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NRM Science Conference 2018

We are delighted to be hosting the NRM Science Conference 2018 on our beautiful grounds, at the Adelaide University on the 10th & 11th of April 2018. This conference is a chance to showcase the NRM science underpinning environmental decision making, policy and management in South Australia. Building on the success of the first two conferences, […]

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Budding citizen scientists or those who just love science and are interested in looking after the environment have an opportunity to get involved with University of Adelaide research. They are being invited to a Citizen Science Day at the University of Adelaide on Saturday 24 March. Held in the lead up to, and in conjunction […]

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This morning’s episode of Totally Wild featured a familiar face – Professor Kristofer Helgen speaks about discovering new mammals from the 20 minute mark. He recounts what it takes to discover a new species: and the close eye for a difference outside the range of variability between specimens expected within a species. Professor Helgen films […]

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Paleoclimate variability in the Mediterranean region during the last 1.4 Ma and a new multiproxy approach using trace metal isotopes for more quantitative estimates of climate-human-landscape interactions Who:  Alex Franke from the University of Wollongong When: Friday 2nd March, 3-4 pm, Where: Mawson Lecture Theatre, Mawson Building, University of Adelaide. The Mediterranean region and its […]

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Nominations are open for this year’s “Tall Poppy Award”, the prestigious annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards aim to recognise the achievements of Australia’s outstanding young scientific researchers and communicators. Each year the Tall Poppy Awards recognise individuals who combine world-class research with a passionate commitment to communicating science and who demonstrate great leadership potential. […]

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Around the world, more and more people are living in cities, while our contact with natural biodiversity and soil is declining. At the same time, we have seen a rapid rise in rates of allergies, auto-immune and chronic inflammatory diseases. Now researchers are finding accumulating evidence that these two major trends may be linked, in […]

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An international team involving researchers from Adelaide and Griffith Universities have discovered a peculiar archaeological site (Porto Maior) in Spain, which records an exceptionally high density of “giant” handaxes that had previously only been found in Africa. This discovery may suggest the coexistence of at least two different human groups in the Iberian Peninsula about […]

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This month’s theme of Science in the Pub is “Re-wilding: The restoration of habitat to its natural state” How do we re-wild our environment? Why should we re-wild habitats? What are the advantages of re-wilding? Re-wilding is the restoration of habitat to its natural state. To restore an ecosystem so that little to no management of the habitat […]

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The Threatened Species Recovery Hub of the National Environmental Science Program invites you to our Adelaide Research Roadshow on Thursday 12 April (the day after the SA NRM Science Conference http://nrmscience.org/ ) Morning session: Research in Brief Join us to hear about our latest innovations in applied threatened species research. Topics will include actions and management […]

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