Questacon's unsung hero of science communication recognised

This is an image of Geoff Crane, winner of 2016 unsung hero award.

Questacon science communicator and manager of National Science Week Geoff Crane was last night recognised with the 2016 Unsung Hero Award at the Australian Science Communicators conference in Adelaide.

The award honours a person or group who exemplifies science communication.

Geoff won the prestigious award for his tireless promotion of science and leading the joint effort of organising National Science Week – Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.

“I'm so pleased that what I've been able to achieve for National Science Week with colleagues, friends and volunteers all over the country has been recognised by my peers in this award. I'm in very esteemed company with this year's runner up, Kylie Andrews from ABC Radio National, and the alumni of winners from past years.”

“I'm proud to have been part of the Questacon and wider Australian science communication family for the past 26 years.”

Last year’s National Science Week saw 1.3 million participants across 1800 events.

National Science Week is an Australian Government Initiative through Inspiring Australia which provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of Australian scientists. It aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public, and encourage younger people to become fascinated by the world we live.

Congratulations Geoff!

For more information about National Science Week events this coming August, visit the National Science Week website.