SCPS Summer Gold Competition Winners 2017

Two School of Chemical and Physical Sciences summer students have claimed prizes at the annual Summer Gold Competition Awards.

Torrance Hodgson, a mathematics student who was under the supervision of Associate Professor Melanie Johnston-Hollitt, took the award for the Most Engaging Demonstration of Research and claimed the $500 prize. Torrance created a poster for his research work entitled 'Finding sources in the noise'.

In the Science category, Alexander Sneyd walked away with the $500 prize money and award for his poster entitled 'Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy on silver nanoparticles'. He was supervised by Associate Professor Eric Le Ru.

The Summer Gold Competition aims to acknowledge the research achievements of the students who participated in the Summer Scholars Scheme during the past summer. The students were invited to design a poster or create a video about their research, in collaboration with their supervisor.

This year there were eight categories, and 10 students awarded from across the University. A full list of the winners can be found here.

For more information about the scheme, see Summer Research Scholarships.