Best Student Presentation Prize goes to our Darren
Each year for the GEM conference, a prize is awarded
to the student who gave the best oral presentation. The presentation is
judged on its clarity, scientific content, style of presentation, use
of multimedia, and ability to answer the questions from the audience.
The judging panel for this year includes Brian James, Neil Cramer, David
McKenzie, Christine Charles, and Steve Buckman. In GEM 2002, Felix Cheung
was awarded for his presentation of on "Dust cluster rotation in
an axial magnetic field".
This year, the best student presentation prize was awarded
to our student Darren Engwirda for
his presentation on "Vortex structures in complex plasmas".
He was given a certificate and $250 prize money proudly supported by Coherent
Scientific. The judges also gave special mentions to three other students Luke
Ryves (University of Sydney), Katherine
Newton-McGee (University of Sydney), and Vicky
Au (Australian National University). CPL would like to congratulate
the students above for their outstanding performances.
Fig. 1: Darren Engwirda thanked the organiser and the support of the USYD complex
Fig. 2: Alex (Darren's supervisor) was very happy about CPL getting
the best student presentation prize in two consecutive years.