Congratulations to the NZ IYPT members Shakked Noy (WHS A team captain, National Silver medallist 2015), Callum Davidson (JYPT silver medallist 2014), Jack Tregidga (NZ team captain 2015) and Catherine Pot (NZ team 2015) at the prizegiving of the Wellington Science Fair 2016. Shakked was highly commended, and won VUW School of Chemical and Physical Sciences prize. Callum won prizes from OPUS International Consultants and IPENZ; Jack won VUW Faculty of Science Prize Innovation Prize, First in category 5-$200 (the category for Years 11-13) and the University of Otago prize; Catherine won VUW School of Chemical and Physical Sciences prize and 4th in category 5 – $50.
Tess Breitenmoser (NZ team 2015) was unable to attend prizegiving. She was 3rd in her class ($100 prize) and also won a special prize from Kainic Medical Communications ($100 for the best PowerPoint (© Microsoft) presentation from Class 4 or Class 5. $150 will also be awarded to the winner’s school to help fund the purchase of science equipment.)
The University of Otago offer an all expenses paid trip to the 2016 Hands-on at Otago summer school for the entry displaying the best application of the scientific method. The winner will also receive a Canon compact camera.
Victoria University of Wellington School of Chemical and Physical Sciences offer a prize of $100 to the best exhibit that explains a principle in either physics or chemistry and demonstrates an application of this principle through a particular technology.
Opus International Consultants Ltd offers Junior Prizes totalling $100 in book vouchers, and Senior Prizes totalling $250 in book vouchers, to those projects which best illustrate the use of science and engineering to improve the lives of people. Where possible the prizes may include a visit to an active Opus engineering project.
Victoria University Science and Technology Fair Innovation Prize: $4,000 towards fees in the first year of a VUW undergraduate science or engineering degree.
The Wellington Branch of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand offers two prizes of $500 each, awarded for presentations of an innovative illustration of an engineering principle.