|Discipline:||Physics and Engineering|
|Criteria:||Best single account of original research in Physics or Engineering. Preference given to research that benefits New Zealand.|
Cooper Medal iwas awarded biennially to the researcher (or researchers) who, working within New Zealand, has published original research within the fields of physics and engineering that is of particular merit and either adresses a specific need, or is likely to have beneficial impact, in or for New Zealand.
It was agreed that the Cooper Medal for engineering be discontinued, that the name be changed to the Cooper Award and that this award be open to Early Career Researchers in Technology, Applied Sciences and Engineering.