Scholarship and Awards Recipients 2013

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Todd Foundation Energy Research Scholarship
Emily Clearwater (Auckland)
To carry out research into interaction between the deep and shallow zones in geothermal systems
$25,000*

* for 3 years

Awards for Excellence (Universities)
Helen Andreae (Victoria)
Evaluating ‘Auti’, an educational toy for autistic children
$12,000
Stephanie Borrelle (AUT)
The effect of sea birds and climate change on temperate island plant communities
$12,000
Tom Brookman (Canterbury)
Creating a carbon and oxygen isotope record in tree rings of NZ Cedar to reconstruct past climatic changes
$12,000
Elyse Dunn (Otago)
Characterisation of the M. Tuberculosis enzyme type II and its viability as a drug target for TB therapy in NZ
$7,000
Harrisson Jull (Waikato)
Developing a specialised laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy system to evaluate growing plants
$5,000
Ben Robertson (Victoria)
Evaluation of NZ estuaries under threat from increased sedimentation and damaging land use practices
$12,000
Matthew Signal (Canterbury)
Investigating a new continuous glucose monitoring technology for critically ill patients
$10,000
Helen Warburton (Canterbury)
Critical insight into how to better manage NZ’s freshwater ecosystems
$12,000

 

Awards for Excellence (Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics)
Cate Shields (Otago)
The effect of social skills and relationship education on the knowledge and attitudes of people with intellectual disability
$6,000
Lauren Redshaw (Otago)
Study towards occupational therapy and how it can assist young adults diagnosed with Athritis
$4,000
Kristy Pearson (Waikato)
The development of an educational video on the impact methamphetamine or ‘P’ has had on individuals and society
$7,000
David Coufal (Christchurch)
Window system Thermal Resistance-test Apparatus (WiSTRA)
$4,650
Rodja Crook (Christchurch)
Smart spectrum variable lighting for indoor plant propagation
$3,350

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