Michael Bishop Award in Chemistry Fund

Michael Bishop

The late Michael Bishop


The Michael Bishop Award in Chemistry was established in 2010 by the Foundation for Inorganic Chemistry within the University of Sydney, to mark the many contributions of Dr Michael Bishop to the Foundation, the School of Chemistry, and the teaching of chemistry within secondary schools. The award has arisen out of a program that was initiated and fostered by Dr Bishop and Professor Hans Freeman AO, to enable talented Sydney Grammar School students to be involved in research projects within the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney. The successful candidate will be involved in a research team that includes both the student's chemistry teacher and a research group within the School of Chemistry. In order to have the greatest impact on generating enthusiasm for chemistry among fellow students and the secondary school faculty, the bulk of the research will be designed to be undertaken at the secondary school under the supervision of an appropriately qualified teacher. Access to specialist equipment and expertise within the School of Chemistry will be designed to accommodate the student's and teacher's high school commitments. Teachers involved in the program will also be encouraged to interact with the School in terms of having a shared interest in ongoing secondary school curriculum development.

The award will provide funding, to be determined from year to year, that may be used to contribute to the cost of relevant experiments within the School of Chemistry, a one-year membership of the Royal Australian Chemistry Institute for the student, and local conference travel for the student to present a poster on the research, where appropriate. In the first instance, the award will be piloted in collaboration with Sydney Grammar School.

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