Nominations open for ATSE's Batterham Medal for early career research

29 Jun 2015

One of Australia's most innovative young engineers will win the 2015 Batterham Medal, which will be awarded in November by the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Nominations for the Batterham Medal are now open and will close on 21 August 2015.

The Batterham Medal is an early career award for a graduate engineer who has achieved substantial peer/industry recognition for his/her work in the past five years. The Academy of administers the award on behalf of the Group of Eight Deans of Engineering and Associates and the Medal will be awarded at ATSE's Oration Dinner on 27 November 2015 in Melbourne.

The award consists of a medal (The Batterham Medal) and a cash prize of $5000.

The winner will be an engineering graduate of an Australian university, under 40 at 1 January 2015 and will:
* have demonstrated excellence, innovation and impact in a field of engineering;
* be clearly acknowledged by peers for a signature contribution to engineering in the five years prior to his/her nomination; and
* have advanced the standing of the engineering profession.

The award is intended to:
* elevate the profession of engineering among the technology and innovation communities;
* bring to the attention of Federal and State parliamentarians and administrators the key role engineers play in the nation's development; and
* reinforce with these communities the contribution engineering makes to Australia's reputation
* as a centre of technology and innovation leadership.

The Batterham Medal recognises Professor Robin Batterham AO FREng FAA FTSE, an Australian science and technology leader who was Chief Scientist of Australia from 1999 to 2006, President of the Academy from 2007 to 2012 and is Kernot Professor of Engineering at the University of Melbourne.

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