2021 Queensland Women in STEM Prize – entries open!

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Angie Scott

Queensland women who make an outstanding contribution in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths are invited to take part in the 2021 Queensland Women in STEM Prize.

Entries are now open for the state-wide competition, which is presented by Queensland Museum Network and Queensland Government and provides $15,000 to women working in STEM careers whose practice has the potential to benefit Queensland.

In 2020, the winners included Samantha Nixon, Toni Hay and Denuja Karunakaran whose work ranged from creating antiparasitic drugs from spider venom to using genetic markers to combat obesity, and applying traditional knowledge to inform climate change adaptation plans.

Prizes are awarded across three categories:

  • Judges’ Award, valued at $5,000, awarded to the most meritorious applicant
  • Inclusion Award, valued at $5,000, awarded to the most meritorious Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicant, applicant with a disability, or applicant who is a carer.
  • Up to $5,000 in Highly Commended Award(s) considered to be a meritorious applicant, as determined by the judges.

Applications for the 2021 Queensland Women in STEM Prize close at 4pm, 9 April 2021, and are to be submitted online via https://qwisp.brightidea.com/

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Angie Scott

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