Summary

Clunies Ross National Science and Technology Award presented to Dr Phillip G. Law in 2001.
Dr Phillip Law AC CBE won this 'Lifetime Contribution Award' in 2001 for his contribution over half a century to Australia's exploration of, and understanding of, Antarctica. First awarded in 1991, the Clunies Ross Award is given by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering to exceptional people who have shown outstanding personal commitment over an extended period of time to successful innovation involving the application of science and technology for the benefit of Australia. Recipients must show outstanding commitment and have made a major contribution to the application of science and technology in Australia. Award recipients are presented with a 10-ounce silver medal with the head of Sir Ian Clunies Ross on one side and his favourite bird, the brolga, on the reverse. The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Clunies Ross Foundation was established to honour the name of esteemed parasitologist and veterinary scientist Clunies Ross and continue his work. The Foundation's mission is 'to advance science, its communication and application to best benefit a developing Australia and the challenges of our global environment'.

Significance

First awarded in 1991, the Clunies Ross Award is given by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering to exceptional people who have shown outstanding personal commitment over an extended period of time to successful innovation involving the application of science and technology for the benefit of Australia. Recipients must show outstanding commitment and have made a major contribution to the application of science and technology in Australia. Award recipients are presented with a 10-ounce silver medal with the head of Sir Ian Clunies Ross on one side and his favourite bird, the brolga, on the reverse. The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Clunies Ross Foundation was established to honour the names of Clunies Ross and continue his work. The Foundation's mission is 'to advance science, its communication and application to best benefit a developing Australia and the challenges of our global environment'. -ATSE Clunies Ross Award web site http://www.cluniesross.org.au/Award.htm. -D. Tout-Smith 11/11/2003.

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