Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Todd Energy Scholar

Media Release November 23, 2006

TODD ENERGY SCHOLAR FOR 2006

Massey University student Sheinach Dunn has been awarded the first-ever Todd Foundation Scholarship in Energy Research. Of Ngati Maniapoto and Ngati Raukawa descent, Sheinach’s Scottish heritage on her father’s side is reflected in her name.

She has a BSc Hons, majoring in zoology, and now wants to complete a PhD in the sustainable renewable energy field. Sheinach’s doctoral research will focus on hydrogen as a clean-burning fuel that does not produce either carbon dioxide or toxic emissions. Her PhD project will investigate electrocatalysts for the efficient conversion of electricity to hydrogen and hydrogen to electricity. Sheinach’s project will contribute to current research being carried out by Massey University and Norwegian researchers on the development of more cost-effective and efficient hydrogen energy technologies, such as portable fuel cells for cars.

She began university study after a career in the Royal New Zealand Air Force as an avionic technician and was in the RNZAF for more than six years.

The Todd Foundation Scholarship in Energy Research is worth $25,000 per annum for up to three years, with a one-off payment of up to $3000 to assist with conference attendance. The selection panel, chaired by Mr John Todd, was impressed with Sheinach’s work ethic and clear determination to succeed.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news