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PODCAST: John Watt and Amy Whitehead’s speeches from the MacDiarmid Scientist of the Year Awards 2009

Peter Griffin posted in on August 31st, 2009.

The MacDiarmid Young Scientist of the Year Awards were held last Thursday in Auckland.  The event awards aspiring young scientists who are making valuable contributions to New Zealand’s scientific effort, but they also place a strong emphasis on the ability of our rising scientists to communicate to the world at large their work and its […]

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: Amy Whitehead – Saving the Whio

Peter Griffin posted in on August 31st, 2009.

Radio New Zealand’s Kim Hill interviews Amy Whitehead, overall runner-up of the MacDiarmid Young Scientist of the Year Awards 2009. Amy’s research – “Get more ducks for your bucks” – investigated the whio (blue duck), an iconic New Zealand species, mixing computer modelling with the physically demanding task of taking surveys of whio populations and […]

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