Faculty of Science shines in Women in Technology Awards nominations

31 Aug 2022

WiT logoNine University of Queensland Faculty of Science women have been named as finalists in the 2022 Women in Technology (WiT) Awards, to be held on 16 September.

Digital innovators, research champions, scientists, technologists and female entrepreneurs from across Australia have been shortlisted for the 25th annual awards.

The prestigious Queensland awards, which celebrate their silver jubilee this year, are one of the biggest and longest-running recognition programs for women in STEM in Australia.

The annual WiT Awards recognise outstanding talent and achievement giving women the recognition they deserve, building support for their work, and inspiring the next generation of leaders by showing what is possible.

The 2022 WiT Awards attracted a record 500 nominations across 14 categories.

This year's Faculty of Science finalists include:

Finalist Name

Award Category

UQ Position

Prof. Kate Schroder

Excellence in Science Award

Director of the IMB Centre for Inflammation and Disease Research (CIDR)

Prof. Christine Beveridge

Excellence in Science Award

Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture (CoE)

Dr Claudia Benham

Rising Star Science Award

Lecturer in Environmental Management and Planning Policy and ARC DECRA Fellow

Rachel Huang

Up and Comer Technology Award

2021 Chief Student Entrepreneur; current UQ student

Brooke Williams

Emerging Achiever Science Award

UQ PhD candidate and Post Doctorial Conversation Researcher; UQ Alumni

Enakshi Sinniah

Emerging Achiever Science Award

UQ PhD candidate at Institute for Molecular Bioscience; UQ Alumni

Dr Elisa Bayraktarov

Digital Mover and Shaker Award

Former UQ Researcher

Prof. Kerrie Wilson

Research Leader Science Award

Former UQ Researcher/lecturer and UQ Alumni

Dr Bridie Schultz

Sue Wickenden Innovator of the Year Award/Employer of Choice Award: Small-Med (Sativus – the company she co-founded)

UQ Alumni