Hub Leader, UNSW Professor Veena has been named the 2022 Eureka Prize winner for Promoting Understanding of Science.
Presented by the Australian Museum at a gala ceremony, Veena was one of 14 of Australia’s top scientists and science teams recognised at the prestigious 2022 Eureka Prizes at the Australian Museum.
The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are awarded across four categories including research and innovation, leadership, science engagement and the promotion of science.
In winning the award, Veena said: “It’s an incredible honour to be awarded the 2022 Eureka Prize for promoting the understanding of science.
"It is such a privilege to be able to share with the wider community the important role science plays in our daily lives. Without science, we would not be able to enjoy most of the things we now take for granted.
"My role as Hub Leader provides me valuable opportunities to regularly engage with many stakeholders and I look forward to continuing to help develop more sustainable communities and reduce the impacts of waste."