Kōrero: Awards and prizes

Science media communications prize winner, 2013

Science media communications prize winner, 2013

Auckland microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles was the 2013 winner of the $100,000 Prime Minister's Science Media Communicator's Prize. Her award recognised work in the field of bioluminescence – the production of light by living organisms such as fireflies, glowworms and bacteria. With artist Rebecca Klee, Wiles created the 'Living light' science-art installation project, which harnessed the light-making properties of a type of marine bacteria. In 2012, Wiles won the New Zealand Association of Scientists Science Communicators Award. In 2020, Wiles and artist Toby Morris produced world-leading coverage explaining the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Mark Derby, 'Awards and prizes - Science awards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/44696/science-media-communications-prize-winner-2013 (accessed 27 May 2024)

He kōrero nā Mark Derby, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014, updated 1 Apr 2020