UON Young Scientist finalist in the ASPIRE Prize

Monday, 25 May 2015

The University of Newcastle's Dr Hannah Power was one of three finalists in the national search to find an Australian nominee for the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (also known as the ASPIRE Prize).

The 2015 ASPIRE Prize theme is Disaster Risk Reduction, something that Dr Power, a lecturer in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences at UON has as a focus. Dr Power's research focuses on the processes and morphology of coastal environments – with a recent focus on project-modelling tsunami inundation in NSW waterways.

APEC is a valuable forum for engaging with the Asia-Pacific region, and the Aspire Prize highlights our elite scientific talent to our neighbours.

One of three nominees, Dr Power was chosen from a highly competitive field and was runner up to Dr Katharine Haynes – who will be Australia's successful nominee to the 2015 ASPIRE Prize.

Read more about the APEC Science prize here.

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