Congratulations to Dr Daniel Christopher Southam

Recognising Educator Excellence

Pearson Australia is pleased to announce that the winner of the Pearson RACI Chemistry Educator of the Year Award is Dr Daniel Christopher Southam of Curtin University. Daniel was presented with the award at the RACI dinner and awards ceremony in Adelaide in December 2014. Daniel's prize included $3500 and a commemorative trophy.

The aim of the award is to encourage and recognise developing chemistry teachers at a university level.

Nominations are accepted each year from tutors, lecturers and senior lecturers (academic levels A, B and C) whose primary activity is teaching in undergraduate or postgraduate Chemistry courses at an Australian university. Pearson RACI Chemistry Educator of the Year Award is judged by the RACI.

The Award consists of $3,500 and a plaque which will be presented at the RACI AGM and Assembly late in 2014. The prize money must be used to further develop the winner's contribution to chemistry teaching e.g.:
  • Payment toward an overseas trip to attend a relevant chemistry conference
  • Funding the development of a teaching program or software;
  • Funding the development of innovative teaching pilots;
  • Funding the development of a “new” teaching project.

The winner will be required to submit an article for publication in the RACI journal “Chemistry in Australia” on his/her contribution to chemistry teaching.

Recipient requirements

Membership type: MRACI and above
Membership duration: 3 Years
Demographic requirements: Currently employed within an Australian University

The decision of the judges will be subject to the approval of the RACI Board. The Board decision is final and no discussions or correspondence will be entered into.