On November 26th, ten students of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (University of Groningen) were presented with the Young Talent Prize by the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) in the city of Haarlem. The prizes are for the advancement of higher scientific education in the fields of science and technology and are made available by businesses, foundations, and funds in the respective fields.
Three Master’s students of the Faculty of Science and Engineering won the Young Talent Graduation Award :
Shell Graduation Award for Physics, for her Master’s thesis: Investigating Nb-doped SrTiO3 Schottky Junctions as a Platform for Bio-inspired Computing | 5,000 euros
Short summary thesis
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Luna van der Loos
MSc Marine biology
Enza Zaden Graduation Award for Biology, for her Master’s theses: Predicting the responses of seaweeds to ocean acidification: unexpected growth and photosynthetic responses of species with different carbon uptake strategies | 3,000 euros. Enza Zaden is a plant breeding company.
The journal Ecology and Evolution published an article on Van der Loos' study*
Victhalia Zapata Castillo
MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences
Dutch Gas Industry Award, on her Master’s theses: Hydrogen from desert areas. Hydrogen production in desert areas for export in comparison to a Dutch domestic hydrogen system | 2,000 euros. The award was made possible by the KVGN.
Seven first-year Bachelor’s students won a Young Talent Incentive Award of 500 euros. They are the best first-year student of the Netherlands in their field, with the highest average score of their year. The awarded students are:
Made possible by
Young Talent Incentive Award for Mathematics and Applied mathematics
Alan Wichink Kruit
BSc Applied Physics
Young Talent Incentive Award for Physics and Applied physics
BSc Chemical Engineering
Young Talent Incentive Award for Chemistry
Shell Global Solutions Int.
BSc Artificial Intelligence
Young Talent Incentive Award for Computing Science and Engineering
BSc Chemical Engineering
Young Talent Incentive Award for Chemical Engineering
Koninklijke Van Wijhe Verf (Royal Van Wijhe Paint)
Young Talent Incentive Award for Pharmacy or (bio) pharmaceutical sicences
KNMP (national pharmacist’s organisation)
Young Talent Incentive Award for Biology
Enza Zaden (plant breeding company)
Several winning Bachelor’s students are doing two Bachelor's programmes or an Honours programme.
* van der Loos, L.M., Schmid, M., Leal, P.P., McGraw, C.M., Britton, D., Revill, A.T., Virtue, P., Nichols, P.D. & Hurd, C.L. (2018) Responses of macroalgae to CO2 enrichment cannot be inferred solely from their inorganic carbon uptake strategy. Ecology and Evolution (in press). doi: 10.1002/ece3.4679. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4679
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