Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science Endowment

The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science Endowment was established to fund prizes for undergraduate students studying science communication at the ANU.

Five prizes were created in conjunction with the Endowment. Two of them reward students who achieve excellence in science communication across first year or a whole major. The other three are awarded to students who achieve highly in one assignment (a second year live presentation, third or fourth year research thesis or report, or outreach assignment completed at any undergraduate year level). The Endowment recognises that few people are excellent at everything, but many people can be excellent at one thing, especially with the right support.

The Endowment was established by Dr Lindy Orthia, a lecturer at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS), with $4000 of the prize money she was awarded when she won a Colleges of Science Award for Teaching Excellence in 2012.

That amount was generously matched by the joint Colleges of Science, via the then Director of Science Education, Professor Richard Baker.

The generosity of subsequent donors has continued to increase the capital amount that will be used each year to fund the five student prizes. If you make a donation, please contact Lindy, so she can add your name to the roll of honour below.

Donors

​Founding Donors

Lindy Orthia, founding $4000
ANU Joint Colleges of Science, matched funds $4000

 

Gold Donors ($1000+)

Suzette Searle, $5000
Dick Osborn, in the memory of Fay Osborn, $2500

Silver Donors ($100-$999)

Professor Sue Stocklmayer, $500
Regan Forrest, $100
McIntyre family $100
Anonymous benefactor, $200

Bronze Donors ($20-$99)

Dylan Barker, $75

News

29
Jul
2016
CPAS congratulates five students who demonstrated excellence in their 2015 science communication studies, who were awarded with ANU science communication prizes at the annual...
01
Jun
2014
Six current undergraduate students or recent graduates received prizes for their outstanding work in science communication on Friday 30th May 2014, at the Colleges of Science...
13
Feb
2013
For the first time, undergraduates studying science communication at the ANU will be eligible to win prizes for achieving excellence in this discipline. Science communication is a...

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