UNSW Scientia Medal for Science Communication

Scientific knowledge underpins society.

Communicating the value of scientific research and the wonder of discovery can encourage the next generation of scientists and innovators, as well as influence public debate and policy on important scientific issues.

With the world facing problems such as emerging infectious diseases, food insecurity, transformative new technologies, pollution, climate change and biodiversity loss, the need for a scientifically aware and engaged community has never been greater.

The UNSW Medal for Science Communication was established in 2014 by the Dean of UNSW Science to recognise excellence in the public communication of science.

The annual award honours individuals who have shared their knowledge and scientific insights with a broad audience - informing, inspiring and engaging the public on scientific topics and issues.



Previous Medal Recipients


2015: Professor Stephen Hawking and Lucy Hawking


2014: Professor Iain Stewart