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
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 PSIO336Mitchell Turner
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 studentsJarrod Smith
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 ChemistryAshlee Rose Duff-Forbes
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 ChemistryFilipe Serra Sousa
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 yearElliot Zoerner
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 prizeMichael Turnbull
Nicholas Parker
Jordan Alexander Shatte
Mark Sherrin
Ruqiyah Patel
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 ChemistryJarrod Smith
Isabelle Gresser
Genevieve Felicity Gittins
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 GENE210James Lesley Dries 
Bradley McDonald
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 TechnologyAna-Maria Vintila
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 MicrobiologyNadia Katherine Saegenschnitter
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 recordGiles Corey Wheeldon
Eleanor Kitto Memorial Prize$150Awarded to the external student, if of sufficient merit, who has gained the best result in a second or third year Pure Mathematics unitZhiyong Yuan
Graduate Women NSW Inc Prize in Biology$250Awarded to the best woman student in  BIOL110 and BIOL120, if of sufficient merit.Evlyn Kok-McCosker
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 ChemistryNot awarded in 2020