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ABC Science Show features winners of the 2023 RSNSW Jak Kelly Prize, Scholarships, and ECR Awards

Screen shot of the ABC poscast of the RSNSW Student and ECR Award CeremonyThe Society’s 2023 Awards for Students and Early Career Researchers were presented at a ceremony held at the Whitlam Institute at Western Sydney University on 13 March 2024.

Each of the award winners was introduced and interviewed by the renowned ABC science journalist and presenter of the ABC Science Show, Robyn Williams AM FRSN FAA, on their research.

On 6 April, The Science Show broadcast a 22-minute segment from this award ceremony titled "The Jak Kelly Award goes to ..." featuring:

  • Dr Jaime Andrés Alvarado-Montes, Macquarie University, (Jak Kelly Award winner) on the topic of 'Hot Jupiters'
  • Jayden Mckinnon, University of Wollongong, (Scholarship winner) on 'Chemical analysis of human cells'
  • Dr Jacinta Martin, University of Newcastle, (ECR citation) on 'Tracking of PFAS — the anti-fire measure'
  • Dr Abhimanu Pandey, Australian National University, (ECR Citation) on 'Better treatment of bowel cancer'
  • Dr Shoujin Wang, University of Technology Sydney, (ECR Citation) on '99-percent effective identification of fake news using AI'.

For interested readers, the podcast is available from the ABC Science Show website.

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