Each year the Pro Vice Chancellor (Sciences) recognises the remarkable achievements of the group’s alumni, academic and professional staff.
This year the group also applauded its industry partners and high schools that have contributed to its achievement.
The 2016 Griffith Sciences Awards were held at the Southbank Campus’s Webb Centre and featured school themed test tube cocktails.
Griffith Sciences Group is the research engine of the university and was recognised as such through the awards, which celebrated outstanding alumnus of the year Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, young alumnus of the year Ethan Bowering and recognised GHD’s outstanding industry contribution and Upper Coomera State College with the Griffith STEM Ambassador School Award 2016.
Dr Beekhuyzen is a social entrepreneur, diversity expert and champion for women in technology, being named among the 2016 Australian Financial Review/Westpac 100 Women of Influence. She is also the founder and driving force of the Tech Girls Movement and has written books encouraging and inspiring young girls into tech-based careers.
Ethan recently completed a scholarship at the prestigious University of Cambridge in England and is currently a fiscal policy adviser at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra. He studied a double degree with a Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning with Honours, and a Bachelor of Science (Environment).
GHD in South Queensland has been a great champion of the Work Integrated Learning and Industry Affliliates Program offered by Griffith Sciences.
Upper Coomera State College promotes Griffith tertiary pathways to students, parents and the broader community as well as hosting numerous Griffith Sciences events.
Watch our highlights from the annual schools science competition: