[ASC-media] Eureka science communication winners

Niall Byrne niall at scienceinpublic.com
Wed Aug 11 19:18:06 EST 2004


The Eureka Prize science communication winners are

Like the annual invasion of Bogong moths, each year since 1999 hundreds of
scientists have been drawn to the bright lights of Parliament House in
Canberra. The creator of this phenomenon - Ken Baldwin - has received the
$10,000 Australian Government Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of
Science for his role in conceiving and championing Science Meets Parliament.


David Ellyard has created a manuscript that provides an absorbing
introduction to the development of scientific ideas over the last 500 years,
and into the times and the people that created them. The manuscript wins
David the $10,000 Reed New Holland Eureka Science Book Prize.
Science communication - media

Genius of Junk, a half-hour ABC Catalyst special documentary, explores the
linked stories of junk DNA and Malcolm Simons - and in the process wins its
writer/producer, Sonya Pemberton, a second Australian Government Eureka
Prize for Science Journalism. 

A team from ABC's Four Corners produced three thought provoking
investigations into environmental issues of national significance. The team
receives the $10,000 Australian Government Peter Hunt Eureka Prize for
Environmental Journalism for these reports

As the national medical reporter for ABC TV News for the past five years,
Sophie Scott has brought hundreds of medical stories to Australian viewers.
Her balanced, fair, scientifically accurate and creative reports win her the
$10,000 Pfizer Australia Eureka Prize for Health and Medical Research
Journalism.

David Salt breaths life into materials science through Materials Monthly, a
newsletter produced for the ANU Centre for Science and Engineering of
Materials.  He wins the $10,000 Engineers Australia Eureka Prize for
Engineering Journalism.

For media materials, interviews and images call Karen Eck (0438) 532 569
email eurekamedia at austmus.gov.au and visit
http://www.amonline.net.au/eureka/media

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Niall Byrne

Science Communication Consultant
Science in Public
PO Box 199 Drysdale 3222 Australia
(185 Scotchmans Road Portarlington 3223) Ph +61 3 5253 1391, fax +61 3 9923
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