[ASC-list] Vote Now in Eureka Prizes People's Choice Award

Roger Muller Roger.Muller at austmus.gov.au
Wed Jul 30 04:57:13 UTC 2008


Help decide who wins one of Australia's top science prizes by voting in
the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes People's Choice Award.  

 

The Eureka Prizes People's Choice Award gives everyone a say in who wins
a Eureka Prize - Australia's premier science award.  

 

The voting website www.australianmuseum.net.au/eureka/go/vote is
equipped with personal profiles, videos and a special "Q&A" section to
ask questions of the scientists. 

 

The six finalists to chose between are:

*         Nicole Kuepper, a young solar energy scientist from Sydney who
is developing technology that could bring electricity to 2 billion of
the world's poorest people

*         Steve Simpson, an integrative biologist from Sydney whose
research into locusts led to a greater understanding of the human
obesity epidemic

*         Michelle Stockwell, a conservation biologist from Newcastle
who is working to save endangered frog species from a deadly fungus

*         Carola Vinuesa, an immunologist from Canberra who discovered a
gene responsible for the autoimmune diseases lupus and diabetes 

*         Mark Walker, a microbiologist from Wollongong whose research
could save thousands of people from disease caused by a flesh-eating
bacterium

*         Leslie Yeo, a biomedical engineer from Melbourne whose
research will make diagnosing disease quick, cheap and relatively
painless

Profiles of these finalists will be aired on ABC's Catalyst on Thursday
14 August at 8pm.

 

The People's Choice Award goes to the scientist who receives the most
online votes during the voting period. 

 

All voters are in the running to win great prizes including the chance
to have a part of their DNA sequenced, printed and framed ready to hang
on their wall.  Other prizes include software, book vouchers and just
for teachers - $500 worth of ABC books and videos.  

 

Voting closes Sunday 17 August. 

 

Winners of all the Eureka Prizes, including the People's Choice Award
winner, will be announced at an award dinner on Tuesday 19 August.  

 

The Eureka Prizes People's Choice Award is supported by the Department
of Innovation, Industry, Science and  Research, Abbey's Bookshop, ABC,
Microsoft and New Scientist. 

 

Roger Muller

 

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