Veena a 2022 Eureka Prize finalist

UNSW SMaRT Centre Director, Professor Veena has been named a 2022 Eureka Prize finalist.

Veena is one of three shortlisted for the Celestino Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science.

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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