Dr. Shojaei, a senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne, is recognised for his pioneering work in 3D land and property information within the field of spatial science. He utilises digital technologies to tackle industry challenges and has successfully brought advanced geospatial technologies to students. His efforts in securing grants for updating university equipment have been highly commendable, earning him praise from the judges for his passion and dedication.
Nick Buzza, the winner of the NSW Educational Award, is based in Victoria and has been a part-time teacher of surveying and spatial information services at TAFE NSW for over eight years. His extensive knowledge of spatial systems and data has been pivotal in aid-related deployments overseas and is currently instrumental in leading the delivery of the Certificate IV in Surveying and Spatial Information Services to the AGO at Bendigo. This Department of Defence program focuses on training personnel in the use of spatial information systems, data analysis, and image interpretation. Nick’s dedication to education and his contributions to the field have been highly valued, earning him this prestigious award.