Royal Society Prizes – a win for science

November 15 / 171

University research students have been awarded prizes from the Royal Society of Victoria that support young people’s development in science.


The Royal Society of Victoria convenes a community network of practitioners, adherents and enthusiasts to share its passion for science, with the aim of promoting education, literacy and investment in the science disciplines for the betterment of the Victorian community.

Kelly Stanger was runner up in the Young Scientist Research Prize for the Biological Sciences (Non-human) with her study of bacterial Enteritis in merino weaners in south-eastern Australia.

Eamonn Fahy, who also won this year’s Trans-Tasman 3-Minute Thesis competition was awarded the Young Scientist Research Prize for the Biomedical & Health Sciences for his research into treatments for glaucoma.

Edward Nagul and Catherine de Burgh-Day were joint winners of the Young Scientist Research Prize for the Physical Sciences for their respective studies into the use of membranes to detect phosphates in waterways, and exciting new ways to study dark matter to understand galaxies.

Caitlin Gionfriddo was runner up for the Young Scientist Research Prize for the Earth Sciences, with her research into how Antarctic sea-ice microbial communities transform mercury.

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