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Finalists for the Kudos Science Awards named

3 September 2012

Finalists for the Kudos Science Awards named

The Kudos – Hamilton Science Excellence Awards is getting ready to recognise and reward the regions top scientists sixth year running.

Finalists in six categories have been named today from fields of Electrical engineering to some of the most high tech agricultural science the nation and the world will see come out of New Zealand.

Hamilton City Council Emerging Scientists:
Kathryn Hempstalk – LIC, Graeme Doole – University of Waikato

Hill Laboratories Science Entrepreneur:
LIC Semen Sexing Team – LIC, Nihal Kularatna, Mike Duke, University of Waikato

Wintec Secondary Science Teacher/Communicator/Educator:
Tracey Greenwood - Biozone, Rachael Goddard, Marcus Wilson - University of Waikato

NZ Agribusiness Center Agricultural science:
John Roache – DairyNZ, LIC Semen Sexing Team – LIC, Dairy Group Co-op Team

Environmental Science:
John Innes – Landcare Research, Chris Tanner – NIWA, David Hamilton – University of Waikato

Medical Science:
Martin Stiles, Ian Campbell - Waikato DHB

The University of Waikato Lifetime Achievement Award is highly sort after and carries with it some of the countries iconic and leading science discoveries. There are no finalists in this category and the overall winner is announced at the awards.

The Waikato region continues to lead in some of the countries most innovative discoveries. Because of this the Hamilton Science Awards Trust works with the local science industry and the region’s innovation leaders to help raise the profile of our scientific contribution to the country and the world.

Chairman of the Trust, Kerst Stelwagen says “many people are not aware of the world breaking discoveries our scientists are leading, this is a platform for them to be rewarded for their outstanding and often unrecognized contribution to this field” he says.

The Kudos awards will be held on Thursday 27th September, and hosted by Waikato’s own “mad scientist” icon – Te Radar. For tickets to the event or for more information go to


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