15 Dec 2012

Top science students honoured

9:45 am on 15 December 2012

Top science students have been honoured by the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Nineteen high school students, aged from 13 to 18, were recognised for their inventions and discoveries in the National Science and Technology awards on Friday night at Government House in Wellington.

The supreme award of $7000 and a trip to the European Union young scientist competition went to Hannah Ng, 17, for her research into shortsightedness.

She received a Prime Minister's Science Prize last month for research into shortsightedness. Hannah intends studying at Auckland University.

Royal Society chief executive Di McCarty said the calibre of the winners was excellent and she complimented the passion they put into their projects.