Medals & Prizes
Arthur Rajaratnam Prize
The Department of Physics, NUS, recently launched a prize which will recognise students for their excellence in experimental physics. The Prize is named in honour of retired Prof Arthur Rajaratnam who headed the Department from 1969 to 1982. Prof Rajaratnam made a gift of S$15,000 to help set up the Prize.
A cash incentive of S$200 will be awarded to two top performing students in Level 2000 experimental laboratory module (PC2193) and Level 3000 experimental laboratory module (PC3193) every year, starting AY2010/2011.
The award is governed by the following conditions:
- The award basis:
- One prize for best performance by a student in level 2000 experimental lab module(s), i.e. PC2193.
- One prize for best performance by a student in level 3000 experimental lab module(s), i.e. PC3193.
- This award is only open to Singaporean & Malaysian students majoring in Physics.
- In case of a tie between a Malaysian and a Singaporean student, the award will be given to the Malaysian student.
- As the modules are offered in both semesters, all students who have taken the modules in either semester will be considered.
The Department hopes that the Arthur Rajaratnam Prize will motivate more students to pursue physics as a career and contribute to technology-related sectors such as engineering, manufacturing, defense and life sciences.
Presented in 1974 by the Singapore Institute of Physics, the medal is awarded to the best student who has passed the Examination for the degree of B.Sc.(Honours) in Physics.
- The award is made by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners.
- No award will be made unless there is a candidate of sufficient merit.
- In the event of there being more than one candidate of equal merit for the award, the Board will take into account the candidates' performance in Physics throughout their four years in the University.
Jurong Shipyard Prizes
Donated in 1973 by Jurong Shipyard Limited, the book prizes are awarded to students in the Department of Physics from the proceeds of a capital sum of $5,000. In 1994, Jurong Shipyard Limited donated an additional sum of $15,000 to augment the initial donation.
Six book prizes are available and will be awarded as follows:
- Two to the best students in Physics in the Science I Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Science;
- Two to the best students in Physics in the Science II Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Science; and
- Two to the best students in Physics in the Science III Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Science.
The prizes will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Examiners. Each prize has a value of $100. They will be in the form of book vouchers.
This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.
Lijen Industrial Development Medals
Donated in 1985 by Lijen Industrial Development Pte Ltd, the medals are awarded from the proceeds of a capital sum of $10,000. In 1998 the award was extended to deserving students from the School of Computing when it was formed.
- Subject to there being candidates of sufficient merit, the medals will be awarded to the honours year students with the best academic exercises/projects in each of the disciplines in the Faculty of Science and to deserving students in Bachelor of Computing (Honours) - Computer Science programme.
- The medals will be awarded by the Board of Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners for the Honours Examinations in the Faculty of Science and the School of Computing.
- The number of medals available for award in any one year will depend on the proceeds from the capital sum. If in any year, the number of awards should be insufficient for distribution amongst the disciplines in the Faculty, the Board of Examiners will select the most deserving candidates after taking into consideration their performance in the Honours examination.
- This gift shall be governed by the University Statutes and Regulations, specifically, Statute 7 on Gifts to the University and the corresponding Regulation.
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