School of Science and Technology

The School of Science and Technology offers a range of discipline-based awards which recognise academic achievement in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Physics, and Physiology. The award of a prize is cited on the recipient’s academic transcript or academic record. Information about available awards for Science and Technology students can be found below.

Prize Value Terms Current Recipient
Rev E Norman McKie Memorial Scholarship $600 Awarded to the undergraduate enrolled for the Bachelor of Science, if of sufficient merit, who most distinguishes himself or herself during his/her course and who is proceeding to a fourth year Honours course in Botany or Geology; particular weight given given to performance in the soil and plant sciences.  
Australian Federation of Graduate Women $250 Awarded to the best woman student in BIOL110 and BIOL120, if of sufficient merit.Naomi Dalton
Physiology Prize for Third Year Physiology $100 Awarded to the undergraduate, if of sufficient distinction, who has achieved the highest aggregate mark for at least 3 of the following units, PSIO331, PSIO332, PSIO334, PSIO335, and PSIO336Abigail McGovern
Riggs Prize in Chemistry for First Year $500Awarded annually during the year or at the end of the year, or a combination, on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Science and Technology to students, who make original and/or critical approaches to class work in Chemistry, including, for example, by asking questions or making suggestions which illuminate the class work for all studentsShane Chisholm
Riggs Prize in Chemistry for Second Year $500Awarded annually (one in each trimester) on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Science and Technology to the students, if of sufficient merit, who make the most original and/or critical approach to class work in ChemistryTenzin Gyeltshen
Riggs Prize in Chemistry for Third Year$500Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Science and Technology to the student ,if of sufficient merit, who makes the most original and/or critical approach to class work in ChemistryRebecca Johnson
Thomas Arnold Burr Memorial Prize$150Awarded to the undergraduate who, if of sufficient merit, has achieved the best results in at least two of the available 300-level Computer Science units in one yearChristopher Farrenden
School Prizes in Mathematics and Computer Science$125Awarded on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Science and Technology to the undergraduate students, if of sufficient merit, who gain the most distinguished results in units offered by the school. There shall be one award for each of the first-year Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Computer Science; one award for second- or third-year units in each of Pure Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Computer Science; and two awards for any an undergraduate units offered by the school. A prize may be shared by two or more students; an individual student may be awarded more than one prize1st Year Mathematics - Nicholas Garrett
1st Year Computer Science - Nicholas Garrett
2nd Year Mathematics - Sophie Bennie and Louis Coetzee
2nd Year Statistics - Andrew Barker
3rd Year Computer Science - Christopher Farenden
3rd Year Mathematics - Mitchell Harris
CompSc/Math/Stat Any Year Category -  Ka Wai Cheung and Varvara Kushnarenko
R H Stokes Prize for Experimental Chemistry$100Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Science and Technology, to the fourth-year student, if of sufficient merit, who most distinguishes himself or herself in the experimental aspects of his or her research project in Chemistry 
KG Lewis Prize in Organic Chemistry$100Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Science and Technology to the undergraduate students, if of sufficient merit, who most distinguish themselves in both the theoretical and practical aspects of the first-year (one prize), second-year (one prize) and third-year (One prize) units in Organic Chemistry. In the case of the first-year prize, it is a requirement that the student be enrolled, in the following year, in the second year unit of Organic Chemistry1st Year -Alma Geesing-Anton
2nd Year - Alexander Bryant-Clark
3rd Year - Kane Fox 
H M Spedding Prize for Mathematics$40Awarded to the woman undergraduate or graduate, if of sufficient merit, who obtains the best results in a Mathematics unitSharifah Alzubaidi
Barker Prize in Genetics$200Awarded on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Science and Technology to the student who achieves the highest mark in the unit GENE210Kieran Smith
Physics & Electronics Staff Scholarship$200Awarded from time to time to an undergraduate or graduate of exceptional merit who is proceeding to the next higher year of his or her studies in Physics. The scholarship may not be held concurrently with any other scholarship in Physics. Application not necessaryCherie Donohoe
Pfizer Animal Health Prize in Biochemistry$100Awarded to the best undergraduate, if of sufficient merit, in BCHM210 and BCHM240 in the Bachelor of Rural Science or the Bachelor of Livestock ScienceNatalie De Losa
Michael Brown Memorial Prize$250To be awarded to the student, if of sufficient merit, who receives the highest aggregate mark in PHAR200 (Pharmaceutical Science II)Yoshimi Peck
Gaius McIntosh & Family Prize App Maths$125Awarded to the undergraduate who, if of sufficient merit, has achieved the most distinguished result in 200 or 300 level Applied or Pure Mathematics units. Selection by the Head of the School of Science and TechnologyTimothy Edmonds
Pharmaceutical Defence Ltd Prize$500Awarded annually to one student in each of the years of the Pharmacy degree, if of sufficient merit1st Year - Rachel Pittman
2nd Year - Natalie Curtin
3rd Year - Katherine Hudson
4th Year - Michelle Hahn
Australian Society for Microbiology Prize$300Awarded annually to the student, if of sufficient merit, who has the highest aggregate in MICR350, MICR360 and BCHM330 and who is enrolled in a Bachelor of Science with a major in Microbiology 
Jeff Smyth Memorial Prize$200Awarded to a mature age student of at least 30 years of age and in the final year of the Bachelor of Computer Science or Graduate Diploma in Financial Administration who has completed his/her studies on a part time basis and achieved meritorious academce recordThomas Fairbank
Society of Hospital Pharmacists Prize$250Two prizes to be awarded annually:
1. Third year - awarded to the student, if of sufficient merit, who obtains the best combined marks for PHAR350 (Applied Pharmacotherapeutics I) and PHAR360 (Applied Pharmacotherapeutics II)
2. Fourth year - awarded to the student, if of sufficient merit, who obtains the best result in PHAR430 (Applied Pharmacotherapeutics III)
3rd Year - Katherine Hudson
4th Year - Michelle Hahn