This is the peak prize for degree-duration achievement, awarded to the student who completes a Major in Science Communication with the highest aggregate mark for the courses contributing to the major.
Each year the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science may offer one prize known as the Sue Stocklmayer Prize for Science Communication Major.
The objective of the prize is to recognise excellence in science communication studies by a student who has completed a Major in the area of Science Communication. The prize honours Sue Stocklmayer, who was the Director of the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science from 1998 to 2015, and who became the first Professor of Science Communication in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the first in the world.
The value of the prize awarded is $200.
The prize will be on offer in perpetuity, provided there is funding for it.
Funding for this prize has been provided by donors to the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science Endowment, which was established in 2013.
How to apply
The award is available each year to an ANU student who:
- is a domestic or international student.
- is enrolled in a program leading to the award of a degree of Bachelor.
- that year completed all program requirements below honours level or completed the program without undertaking honours-level studies.
- completed a Major in the area of Science Communication during the degree.
Selection is made on the basis of the highest aggregate mark in all courses taken during the degree that contributed to their Science Communication Major.