Foundation Prizes & Awards
A list of Prizes and Awards mostly sponsored by the Foundation are to be found on these pages.
Prizes are an important aspect of the educational process. Like everyone else, our students and staff appreciate recognition. With prizes, we can acknowledge a job well done.
Around sixty prizes are presented each year to staff and students at the School of Electrical and Information Engineering. Around half are presented at the Graduation Dinner and half at the Research Conversazione. Most are sponsored by our Foundation members.
The awards for staff include the Award for Excellence in Teaching (Academic), the Award for Excellence in Teaching (Tutoring) and the Award for Excellence in Service in Education. Winners are selected by the Head of School after a review of unit of study evaluations received from the students and nominations received from the staff.
The prizes for academic achievement are for academic achievement in the various streams within the School's undergraduate programs. Around twenty five of these prizes are awarded each year.
The research project prizes are for the best projects presented at the Research Conversazione. Projects are judged on the quality of the research and presentation and the relevance to industry's needs. Around twenty of these prizes are awarded each year.
The Sloan Awards for Excellence in E-Commerce Systems are for the development of advanced web engineering and open source software. Five are awarded each year. Winners are selected by a panel of academic staff.
The Sophia Technica Prize for Critical Thought is for identifying the benefits and costs flowing from a technological innovation and the social and ethical issues arising from that innovation. Winners are selected by a panel of Foundation members.
The Foundation Prizes for Asset Management Analysis are for identifying asset management problems and the current and potential solutions to these problems. Winners are selected by a panel of Foundation members.
The Foundation Prizes for Communications Skills are for communicating effectively with an audience. Students are assessed on identifying the issues, developing concluding assessments, being easy to understand and engaging the attention of the audience. Winners are selected by an industry panel.
The winners of these prizes are listed on our website. Congratulations to all the prize winners and their teachers and thank you to all our prize sponsors.