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Diary Alert –First Scholarship Awards 2002

Showcasing the innovative, leading-edge work being done by New Zealand’s up-and-coming scientists and researchers

New Zealand produces scientists and researchers of the highest international standard. They are our intellectual powerhouse for the future and major contributors to the further development of New Zealand’s reputation for smart ideas and ground-breaking technology. The FiRST Awards, presented annually since 1999 by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, applaud the way our researchers and scientists are using their ideas to help grow the New Zealand economy and improve the social and environmental well being of all New Zealanders.

2002 Award Highlights

- The national award will be presented to one of New Zealand’s top up-and-coming scientists or researchers at a prestigious event in Auckland on 20 June.

- The awards will again be judged by the CE of Te Papa, Dame Cheryll Sotheran and the CE of Aoraki Corporation, Sir Gil Simpson

- Scientists and researchers from around New Zealand will gather at seminars before the South and North Island Awards ceremonies to strengthen partnerships between science and business for the benefit of New Zealand

What All fellows and scholars currently funded to do research by the Foundation can enter the FiRST Awards. Their research is presented in an eye-catching, information-packed poster, which clearly explains their work to a lay audience. There are North and South Island winners and one national winner.

When The South Island winner will be announced at a function in Christchurch on Wednesday 12 June. The North Island winner and the national award winner will be announced at a function in Auckland on Thursday 20 June

Diary The Dates Now:

Christchurch, Wednesday 12 June, 6.00pm - Hotel Grand Chancellor

Auckland, Thursday 20 June, 6.00pm - Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre.

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