Won – Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence

Today I was told that I have won a 2013 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

I was nominated last year on the basis of my Colleges of Science Award for Teaching Excellence.

The prize is $5000 and a framed certificate, to be presented at the Conferring of Awards ceremony in July.

Philanthropic endowment launched

Today the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science Endowment went live through ANU Philanthropy.

I set up this endowment with $4000, the majority of my winnings for my 2012 Colleges of Science Award for Teaching Excellence.

Its purpose is to fund, in perpetuity, five prizes for undergraduate science communication students. The first winners will be awarded the prizes this year.

The Colleges of Science generously matched my $4000 contribution, bringing the starting capital to $8000. Further donations are welcome and are tax deductible.

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