Eureka Stories: learning from inspiring scientists

UNSW SMaRT Centre Director, Professor Veena, a 2022 Eureka Prize finalist, is participating in an Australian Museum science education event for school children.

Veena, one of three shortlisted for the Celestino Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science, will join three other finalists in this special event.

Students will join the conversation either in person or livestream with the Eureka Prize finalists who will discuss their work in science and science communication, share their career journeys and celebrate their Eureka moments.

There will be an opportunity for students to participate and ask questions to the panellists.

The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are the country’s most comprehensive national science awards, honouring excellence across the areas of research and innovation, leadership, science engagement, and school science.

Audience: This program is bookable for Stages 4–6.
Cost: Free
Duration: 75 minutes

  • In person - 100 students (10 teachers/adults)
  • Virtual - 300

Dates: Thursday 1 September
Times: 10:30am

For enquiries, please contact

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Presented annually by the Australian Museum, 14 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are awarded across four categories including research and innovation, leadership, science engagement and school science.

Winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony on Wednesday 31 August 2022. Register here

Veena said: “It is vitally important to continue the progress made on encouraging greater participation in STEM. This participation will increasingly play an important role in industry, in the economy and in the way communities shape the future. The microrecycling science and new technologies I and my team are pioneering show how science and engineering play such a vital role in helping to solve the many challenges we face to improve our environmental, social and economic wellbeing."

Read the UNSW announcement

Read the Australian Museum announcement

Watch this short video of Veena explaining work at the UNSW SMaRT Centre:

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