How do we get science into Australia’s culture and more connected with the business community? It’s a question that Australian businessman Peter Yates AM continues to pursue since noticing that science was largely missing from mainstream media and parts of the business community 15 years ago.
He joins Australian Space Agency Head Dr Megan Clark AC as the joint 2019 recipients of the prestigious Australian Academy of Science Medal. These two trailblazers in Australian science have worked across industries to advance the cause of science and technology through the public domain.
Dr Clark has led innovation in science nationally, as the first female chief executive of CSIRO, and now due to her ambitious leadership of the Australian Space Agency Australia is making exciting waves in space research and future space exploration.
President of the Australian Academy of Science, Professor John Shine, said the medal recognises outstanding contributions to science by means other than research. Read more about Outstanding Australians recognised for contributions to science