About 2020 Queensland Women in STEM Prize
The 2020 Queensland Women in STEM Prize supports innovation and collaboration between Queensland women working in STEM fields.
Queensland's female experts in STEM fields are international leaders and at the forefront of many breakthroughs and discoveries. They are working to make a difference to the wellbeing of individuals and communities locally, nationally and internationally.
The competition identifies female STEM professionals who are making a positive contribution to their individual field and engaging with a broader community.
Three cash prizes of $5,000 are available:
- Jury Award presented to the most meritorious applicant, as determined by a panel of esteemed judges
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Jury Award presented to the most meritorious Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicant, as determined by a panel of esteemed judges
- People’s Choice Award presented to the applicant with the highest number of public votes.
Applications closed on 4 February 2020.
The Queensland Women in STEM Prize is open to any person who identifies as a woman and is working in a STEM field, including as a professional, scientist, researcher or student from any company, institute, government, university, not-for-profit or educational institution.
PhD and Masters students or anyone who has been in a STEM profession for less than 12 years is eligible to apply.
Applicants must be an Australian citizen or a permanent Australian resident, and must reside and undertake STEM activities/research in Queensland at the time of the award.
This prize is presented by Queensland Museum Network, Queensland Government and BHP Foundation.
Increasing the awareness, understanding and participation in science in Queensland is one of the key priorities of the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist's Engaging Queenslanders in Science strategy and the Office for Women’s Queensland Women's Strategy.
Winners of the 2020 Queensland Women in STEM Prize:
- Jury Award—Samantha Nixon
- People’s Choice Award—Denuja Karunakaran
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Jury Award—Toni Hay