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The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science were awarded by the Prime Minister on 18 October 2017.

Image from 2017 Prime Minister's Prize awards ceremony

2017 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science winners. (Left to right) Dayong Jin, Brett McKay, Eric Reynolds, Minister Michaelia Cash, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel, Jenny Graves, Neil Bramsen, Jian Yang.

Prizes for research

Prizes for innovation

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation awarded to Professor Eric Reynolds AO [640KB PDF] [386KB DOCX] for inventing and commercialising ‘Recaldent’—a product based on his discovery of a protein in dairy milk that repairs and strengthens teeth.

Prizes for science, mathematics or technology teaching

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools awarded to Mr Neil Bramsen [741KB PDF] [594KB DOCX] for his his innovative partnerships with scientists, the community and other schools to foster students’ enthusiasm, knowledge and skills in science.
  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools awarded to Mr Brett McKay [673KB PDF] [495KB DOCX] for his achievements in inspiring his students to love science and to use it in their daily lives.