Scion Connect - Issue 7

19 December 2023

Welcome to Scion Connect Issue 7, bringing you the latest updates and achievements to ease you into the holiday season.

We're acknowledging the success of our team at this year's Science NZ Awards. The Microplastics Team claimed the Team Award, recognising Scion's efforts in reducing microplastic pollution, advancing bioenergy solutions, and conducting impactful research. Check out a brief clip highlighting their accomplishment, along with features on Dr. Bing Song, recipient of the Early Career Researcher Award, and Dr. Tanira Kingi, honored with the Individual/Lifetime Achievement Award for his extensive 30-year career.

In the media spotlight, Scion and our work received recognition. Explore insights from our wildfire science team on enhancing fire preparedness as we approach an El Niño summer. Dive into Scion's research and smart technologies providing solutions to foresters combatting Red Needle Cast in pine plantations. Additionally, read about Scion's contribution to the success of the Rotorua Fill the Bus initiative – a record breaking year!

Dive deeper into some videos and tune in to Scion's Ngā Ataata Rokiroki – Science & Research Video Series. This comprehensive five-part series delves into essential research themes and offers scientific perspectives tailored for Māori and various communities.

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