Kia ora koutou,

Applications are now open for the NZIP’s Rutherford Trophy. The Rutherford Trophy is an annual award for innovation in physics education that enhances New Zealand students’ understanding of physics or participation in physics education, and shows a strong link to the teaching or practice of physics experiments. This could involve (but is not limited to) demonstrations, resource development, or innovative teaching practice. It is open to anyone teaching physics in NZ.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 24 May. The award will be publicly announced in July, and also recognized at the next NZIP Conference (scheduled for mid-2025).

Applications should be sent to the Honorary Secretary at

Further details about the award and the application process can be found at this link.

Ngā mihi nui,

NZIP Council and Awards Committee