The Premier and Minister for Science have announced twenty-nine of Western Australia's scientists, STEM students and engagement programs as finalists in the 2022 Premier's Science Awards.
The Premier’s Science Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding scientific research and engagement taking place in Western Australia.
This year's finalists include a scientist researching the geological and environmental causes for mass extinction events, an award-winning astronomer who helped commission the Murchison Widefield Array, and a primary school in the remote Pilbara region celebrating Indigenous culture through an exciting, cutting-edge STEM Virtual World.
The 21st Premier's Science Awards categories include:
Scientist of the Year ($50,000 prize)
HBF Mid-Career Scientist of the Year ($10,000 prize)
Woodside Early Career Scientist of the Year ($10,000 prize)
ExxonMobil Student Scientist of the Year ($10,000 prize)
Shell Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year ($10,000 prize)
Chevron Science Engagement Initiative of the Year ($10,000 prize)
Category winners and the Western Australian Science Hall of Fame inductee will be announced during National Science Week at an awards ceremony at Optus Stadium on Monday 15 August 2022.
The Premier and Minister for Science's media statement can be read XXX or for more information about the Premier's Science Awards Finalists, visit Premier’s Science Awards
These awards are a keystone in the Western Australian Government’s efforts to raise the profile of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Western Australia. Over the years, awards alumni have become important ambassadors for the State, helping to inspire future generations to take up courses and careers in STEM.