Each year the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science may offer one prize known as the Chris Bryant and Mike Gore Prize for Science Outreach.
The objective of the prize is to recognise excellence in a science outreach-oriented assignment completed by an undergraduate student in a science communication course.
The prize honours Chris Bryant, who during his period as ANU Dean of Science founded the program that became the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, and Mike Gore, the ANU academic who founded Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre. The collaboration between the ANU and Questacon in the 1980s marked the beginning of the institutionalisation of public science outreach activities by ANU science students, which continues in ANU science communication courses in the twenty-first century.
The value of the prize awarded is $200.
The prize will be on offer in perpetuity, provided there is funding for it.
Funding for this prize has been provided by donors to the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science Endowment, which was established in 2013.
How to apply
The award is available each year to an ANU student who:
- is a domestic or international student.
- is enrolled in a program leading to the award of a degree of Bachelor.
- that year completed a science outreach-oriented assignment in a science communication course.
Selection is made on the basis of the highest mark achieved for a science outreach-oriented assignment completed in any undergraduate or honours course offered in the area of Science Communication. To be considered ‘science outreach-oriented’, the assignment must have: (i) been completed with the aim of communicating science beyond the scientific community and beyond the ANU; (ii) had a presence in the public domain at the time of assessment and, if appropriate, a lasting presence beyond then; and (iii) received recognition in the public domain, for example through formal publication, recorded public interest, or other measures.