UCT has winners in three categories of the 2012/13 NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards, which honour outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in the South African research and development community.
Winners in the 12 categories were announced at a gala dinner in Gauteng on 27 June, presented by the Minister in the Presidency, Trevor Manuel, on behalf of Minister of Science and Technology Derek Hanekom. This is the fifteenth occasion of the awards.
The UCT winners are:
|Prof Robert Millar||Prof Graeme Cumming|
|Prof Gerhard de Jager||Assoc Prof Mqhele Dlodlo|
"We congratulate our winners, each an ambassador for UCT who has done us proud for their work in capacity building, outreach and innovation,' said executive director of the Research Office, Dr Marilet Sienaert. 'While we work hard to establish a thriving research community, we are particularly mindful of how important these winners are in their capacity as mentors and role models to a new generation in science, engineering and technology.'
Seven UCT scholars from six research units were finalists in this year's awards.
The NSTF-BHP Billiton Awards is the flagship project of the largest and most prominent multi-stakeholder representative forum for science, engineering, technology and innovation organisations in South Africa.
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