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Eureka Prize Finalists



27 July 2015

Six teams from the Division of Natural Sciences have been named as finalists in the prestigious Eureka Prizes, known as the Oscars of Australian science.

Presented annually by the Australian Museum, the Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of scientific research and innovation, science leadership, school science and science journalism and communication. The awards dinner, where winners will be announced on 26 August, is the largest national celebration of Australian science.

(l-r) Associate Professor Kendra Kerrisk, Professor Sergio Garcia, Dr Cameron Clark and Victoria Scott
(l-r) Associate Professor Kendra Kerrisk, Professor Sergio Garcia, Dr Cameron Clark and Victoria Scott

Professor Sergio Garcia, Associate Professor Kendra Kerrisk, Dr Cameron Clark and Victoria Scott, all from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, with Dr Nicolas Lyons, from the NSW Department of Primary Industries, and Rene Kolbach, from DeLaval International, Sweden, are finalists in the Eureka Prize for Rural Innovation. FutureDairy's robotic rotary - an international first co-developed by DeLaval and the University of Sydney - is the latest in automated milking systems. FutureDairy's research on voluntary cow traffic allows cows in large-herd dairy farms in Australia to bring themselves from the pasture to the dairy and be milked by robots without human assistance