Last week to nominate for Australian PM's Prizes for Science

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  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 24 March 2015
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This week is the last to submit nominations for the Australian Prime Minister's Prizes for Science. The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science are the country's awards for excellence in science and science teaching. The six prizes awarded annually are:

Prime Minister's Prize for Science
Prime Minister’s Prize for the Commercial Application of Science (new prize)
Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools
Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools

These six prizes are awarded on an annual basis, recognising the contributions that our scientists and science teachers are making to Australia's current and future scientific capabilities.

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In 2013, the award was given to statistician Terry Speed contribution to cancer research via his work in bioinformatics, where he analyses data from cancerous cells.

The first stage of the nominations for 2015 is now closes at 5.00 pm (Canberra time) on 26th March. All enquiries should be made to the Science Prizes Secretariat via email: pmprize@industry.gov.au

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