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About the medal

About the medal

Design of the Medal

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Scott Medal (front) featuring Robert Julian Scott
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Scott Medal (back)

Background of the Medal

The R. J. Scott Medal was established by the Academy of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 1996 in Professor Scott’s memory to recognise excellence in engineering sciences and technologies.

Robert Julian Scott was New Zealand’s first Professor of Engineering. He was in charge of New Zealand’s first School of Engineering which was founded at Canterbury College in 1888, a position he held until his retirement in 1923.