Sidney prize is an annual award given to a student who excels in their undergraduate degree. This is a great way to reward students for their hard work and commitment. There are also many other prizes offered to celebrate the success of students and to encourage them to continue their education.
Sidney Black Memorial Engineering Prize
The Sidney Black Memorial Engineering Prize is awarded annually in conjunction with the University of Sydney and the wider community. This PS500 award is made in Sidney’s memory to inspire young female engineers to take their engineering studies to the next level and to allow them to achieve their career dreams.
This prize is open to a graduating student who has completed their Bachelor of Engineering in any area of the University’s engineering programs, and has demonstrated a combination of academic achievement, personal attributes or a contribution to society/student life. It is funded by a bequest from the Lucy Firth Foundation.
Lucy Firth Honours Thesis Prize
This award is awarded on the recommendation of the Head of Philosophy to a student who has written an honours thesis and has been impacted by extenuating circumstances during their studies at the University of Sydney. It is funded by a bequest made in 1997.
The winner receives $5000 in prize money and the publication of their thesis in Overland. The two runners-up receive $750 each and their stories will also be published online at Overland.
Sidney Hillman Foundation Awards
The Sidney Hillman Foundation awards the Hillman Prizes for journalism in the U.S and Canada, as well as the monthly Sidney Awards for investigative journalism in service of the common good. It also sponsors the Sidney DeVere Brown Prize and the Mikiso Hane Prize for undergraduate papers in Asian studies.
In addition, the University of Sydney’s Department of Linguistics awards the MAK Halliday Postgraduate Research Prize to a student who has achieved excellent results in their postgraduate research, and has made a significant contribution to linguistics research and scholarship. The prize is administered by the staff of the Department of Linguistics.
Close Film Prize
Lukas Dhont’s debut feature, Close, swept the top prizes at the Sydney Film Festival last month and was awarded $42,000 in cash and prizes. The director, who grew up in Belgium, said he was “incredibly proud” to win the prize, adding that he hoped it would be enjoyed by audiences.
Sidney Altman Was a Pioneer scientist
As a pioneer scientist, Sidney Altman is known for his contributions to the field of DNA. He conceived and led a team that studied the structure of tRNA, one of the most important molecules in cell function.
He was also a renowned teacher and mentor, helping to nurture a culture in the laboratory where his students could thrive. He believed that it was essential to encourage all students to pursue excellence in their chosen subject, and that it was important for them to be exposed to all the different areas of scientific study.