UQ School of Chemistry & Molecular Bioscience prize winner, Jennifer Pettersson, during a visit to Australia Zoo.
UQ School of Chemistry & Molecular Bioscience prize winner, Jennifer Pettersson, during a visit to Australia Zoo.
Program: Incoming Student Exchange
Country of Origin: Sweden
 
 
May 2014
 
UQ Exchange provides the right chemistry for prizewinner
 
Queensland’s white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters could not distract Swedish exchange student, Jennifer Pettersson, from excelling at her studies at The University of Queensland (UQ).
 
Ms Pettersson used her exchange semester at UQ to further her knowledge of chemistry and was rewarded by winning the 2013 Australian Laboratory Services Prize in Analytical Chemistry.
 
The prize recognizes the student with the best overall mark in a second-year experimental chemistry course. Ms Pettersson successfully competed against 65 other students in the course.
 
Course coordinator, Dr Jack Clegg, commended the exchange student for her outstanding achievement.
 
“The prize was well deserved. Ms Pettersson demonstrated outstanding analytical skills as well as an excellent working knowledge of laboratory techniques,” Dr Clegg said.
 
Ms Pettersson said the opportunities for hands-on learning and discussions with teaching staff at UQ had greatly furthered her interest in chemistry.
 
“The best part of my studies at UQ was the learning opportunities I received and the valuable discussions with the dedicated teaching staff,” Ms Pettersson said.
 
The award was presented on 20 May 2014 as part of the UQ School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences annual Awards Evening. Ms Pettersson’s award was accepted on her behalf by Dr Jack Clegg.
 
To find out more about the School of Chemistry & Molecular Bioscience’s scholarships & prizes, visit scmb.uq.edu.au/scholarships-prizes-ug
 

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