Graeme Cumming wins NSTF-BHP Billiton Award & S2A3 British Association Medal

Graeme Cumming

Graeme Cumming

Announcement of the 2012/13 NSTF-BHP Billiton Award Winners

The NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards honour and celebrate Outstanding Contributions to Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI). These prestigious awards celebrate, acknowledge and promote excellence in the South African Research and Development (R&D) community by cross- cutting sectors, levels, gender, and race, while recognising both individuals and teams. The NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards celebrate scientific research that is professional, innovative, forward looking and relevant to both South Africa and the rest of the world. The awards were established in 1998 and are unique in South Africa, in that the Call for Nominations is a public call, the process and awards event are collaborative, and we recognise a variety of outstanding contributions of individuals and teams to SETI. The awards afford opportunities for recognition and celebration to all practising scientists, engineers and technologists across the system of innovation, including, Research for Innovation, Research Capacity Building, and Communication for Outreach and Awareness.

Twelve awards were presented by the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Mr Derek Hanekom. Graeme Cumming won an award in the category:

T W Kambule NRF-NSTF Awards: To an Individual for an Outstanding Contribution to SETI through Research and its Outputs over the last 5 to 10 years – sponsored by the National Research Foundation (NRF)

 

Awards of the South African Association for the Advancement of Science 

In addition, Graeme Cumming was recently honoured for his contribution to science in South Africa by receiving the 2013 British Association Medal (Silver) of the South African Association for the Advancement of Science (S2A3). This medal is awarded to a person under the age of 40 who is actively engaged in research and has, by way of international participation and publications, shown outstanding capability and achievement. It is one of the highest awards granted for original scientific research in South Africa. For more info, click here.

 

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