Kudos for our awards finalists

Congratulations to our Kudos Awards winners and finalists

Wintec Secondary Science Teacher/Educator Award winners: Wintec Centre Director Health and Social Practice, Dr Angela Beaton with L-R  Rachael Goddard (finalist), Lynnette Rogers (winner) and Ricci Wesselink (finalist).

Waikato’s science and innovation sector celebrated the region’s top scientists and educators at the 13th annual Kudos Awards in Hamilton last Thursday.

We joined them to award the Wintec Secondary Science Teacher/Educator Award and celebrate our two staff finalists, Dr Ruth Martis and Ricci Wesselink.

The Wintec Secondary Science Teacher/Educator award was won by Lynnette Rogers, of the Kukutaaruhe Education Trust.

Wintec academic Ricci Wesselink was one of three finalists for this award. A passionate health science educator, Ricci teaches anatomy and physiology at Wintec’s Centre for Health and Social Practice. Ricci is making a difference to student learning by flipping the education model.  Her research and practice focuses on changing delivery to enhance learning outcomes.

Dr Ruth Martis from Wintec was a finalist in the Waikato DHB Medical and Science Award at the Kudos Awards Waikato DHB Medical and Science Award winners:  L-R Dr Douglas White (finalist), Midland Trauma Research Centre specialist Grant Christey (winner), Chief Executive Waikato DHB Dr Keven Snee and Ruth Martis (finalist).

Wintec Midwifery Team Manager, Dr Ruth Martis was one of two finalists for the Waikato DHB Medical and Science Award. Ruth is passionate about research that enables pregnant women and whānau to support and enhanced health outcomes for themselves and their babies. Her research interests have included gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The award went to Midland Trauma Research Centre.

Excellence and distinguished awards were presented to Zyean Cutler from Hamilton Boys High School. Last year as a Year 11 student, his 98% mark in the Cambridge International Examinations, IGCSE double-award coordinated Science examination placed him first in the world. Zyean is the son of Wintec Team Manager, Centre for Health and Social Practice, Trudy Pollock.

Congratulations to all Kudos Awards finalists and winners. Tino pai rawa atu.