Scholarship and Awards Recipients 2014

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Todd Foundation Energy Research Scholarship
Fatima Ibrahim (Otago)
For PHD research into Fuel Poverty
$25,000*

* for 3 years

Awards for Excellence (Universities) …………………………………………
Blaise Forrester-Gauntlett (Waikato)
Development and characterisation of pluripotent stem cells for hearing research
$12,000
Handayani Fraser (Victoria)
To Examine methods of coasting silicon with nano-zerovalent Iron for the reduction of Nitrate
$12,000
Chanelle Gavin (Waikato)
The foaming abilities of NTP are to be investigated this work aims to develop a environmentally friendly foamed material which does not rely on oil or food stocks.
$2,000
Nathaniel Richard Gunby (Canterbury)
Providing a theoretical framework to understand the chemistry of pulsed -pressured metal-organic chemical vapour deposition.
$3,500
Jin Burn Hong (Canterbury)
The focus is to be able to evaluate the security of a network system in a feasible timeframe, and cope with changing network (e.g.. Cloud Systems)
$10,000
Sophia Katherine Hunt (Canterbury)
Investigating the effects of habitat drying on predator-prey interactions, especially in the context of exotic species and habitat modification
$12,000
Kate Mauriohooho (Waikato)
To evaluate the hydrothermal alteration mineralogy and whole rock geochemistry across the Tauhara geothermal field. Indicating past temp verse current tem
$12,000
Joshua Ballantyne Small (Canterbury)
To investigate the potential application of glauconitic as a source of potassium. Potassium is an essential macronutrient for plants, and therefore important component in fertiliser.
$12,000
Alice Wang (Waikato)
To investigate bioactive natural products from NZ marine sources and their biological modes of action for the purpose of drug discovery
$6,600
Kirstin Ward-Hartstonge (Otago)
Identifying if infiltrating Effector T Regulatory cell have an impact on patient outcome in colorectal cancel
$8,000

 

Awards for Excellence (Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics) …………………………………………
Daniel Archer (Unitec)
A standing desk intervention on the markers of metabolic syndrome in sedentary office workers
$5,000
David Brydon (NMIT)
Augmented reality and virtual reality
$5,640
Jodie Collins (WINTEC)
The effect of creatine combined with protein supplementation on lean muscle mass and muscle function in frail elderly subjects undergoing resistance training.
$4,500
Deborah Prattley (Unitec)
Rider assessment in therapeutic horse riding
$4,860
Tania Smellie (Otago Polytechic)
To explore the impact of housing modifications on clients’ occupations and roles.
$5,000

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