presentation of Awards..
Five student attendees were supported by the NSF, and seven student attendees and one Early Career Researcher were supported by ARNAM. Three prizes for best presentations by an Australian student were sponsored by the University of Sydney, and a prize for the best presentation by an NSF sponsored student was sponsored by ETOPIM7.
Professor Graeme Milton with NSF Prizewinner Zubin Jacob
Recipients of the NSF funding included: Leo Alekseyev, Ruben Bakker, Emilio Castronovo, Daniela Genova, Dentcho Genov, Zubin Jacob, and Yanthe Pearson.
The University of Sydney sponsored three prizes for presentations by students working in Australia. These were awarded to Elizabeth Kyriakou, Shannon Orbons and Michelle Rigozzi, and were presented by the University’s Dean of Graduate Studies, Prof. Masud Behnia.
Professor Behnia presenting Elizabeth Kyriakou with her award
Prize-winner Michelle Rigozzi receiving her award
ARNAM awarded $5,500 in support of the ETOPIM7 Conference, specifically to be used for travel support/registrations for students and Early Career Researchers. A call for applications for support was made to eligible students, their supervisors and those who had expressed an interest in attending ETOPIM7. A sub-committee of the Local Organizing Committee then selected the following as recipients for support:
- Anne Barnett, Macquarie University
- Laurie Field, The University of Sydney
- Nadine Harris, The University of Technology, Sydney
- Daniel Mason, The University of Queensland
- Stephen Morrison, The Australian National University
- Thomas Oates, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Dresden
- Shannon Orbons, The University of Melbourne
- Nicholas Stokes, The University of Technology, Sydney
All of these were students, with the exception of Dr. Thomas Oates, who is an Early Career Researcher.