For exceptional contributions to community physics outreach, Dr Renee Goreham, Physics Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, will receive the 2023 Community Outreach to Physics Award from the AIP NSW branch.
With expertise in nanotechnology for biomedical applications, Renee has a demonstrated passion and skill for communicating the wonders of physics to people of all ages, and has built new programs to do so.
She has made significant contributions in three areas of physics outreach:
- increasing the media representation of women in physics
- building grassroots programs to excite rural school students about physics
- and coordinating programs to engage school students with the university.
The Community Outreach to Physics Award is given annually by the NSW AIP branch to an individual that engages in activities that involve our community and contribute to public engagement with physics.
Renee will receive a $1,000 monetary award, and a framed certificate at the AIP NSW Postgraduate Awards Ceremony on 14 November.
More about Renee’s outreach achievements.