In recognition of Doug Foster’s contribution to Australian coastal engineering, the National Committee on Coastal & Ocean Engineering created the Doug N. Foster Memorial Fellowship Fund in September 2001.
A Professor at University of NSW (UNSW) and an expert in his chosen engineering specialisation of Water, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Doug was a founding member of the Engineers Australia National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering (NCCOE), which was established in 1971. Doug served on NCCOE until 1985, during which time he was Deputy Chairman from 1979 to 1981 and subsequently Chairman from 1981 to 1983. He was a member of IEAust from 1960 until 1998.
The award is presented to encourage engineering students to pursue career opportunities in coastal and/or ocean engineering. Up to four Awards will be offered to students who are in their final two year of their first engineering degree at the time of the biennal Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference. The award provides the opportunity for students to attend the Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference.
The inaugural presentation of the Award(s) coincided with the Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference in Auckland in September 2003.
The next Australasian Coasts and Ports Conference is being held in Christchurch from 30 November to 3 December 2021 and more information can be found here.
Nominees are required to submit:
You must provide the following with your submission:
The successful candidates will be announced prior to the conference. Each student winning an Award will receive a free registration and up to $1000 worth of travel and accommodation to attend the Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference.
The Kevin Stark Memorial Award was established in 1993 in honour and memory of the Late Professor Kevin Percy Stark of James Cook University, following his untimely death in 1989. The Award recognises excellence in coastal and ocean engineering, especially from a multi-disciplinary approach.
The award was established to foster and encourage excellence in coastal and ocean engineering in Australia across the full range of professional practice, research and teaching. The inaugural award was made on 24th August 1993 in Townsville at the 11th Australasian Conference on Coastal and Ocean Engineering.
Applications for the Kevin Stark award are undertaken during the process of submitting an abstract for the Biennial Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference (now Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference series).
For more information on the Kevin Stark award please contact Engineers Australia’s Program Manager – Awards at: [email protected]
All papers that are submitted to the Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference will be considered for this award. There is no formal entry process; all papers accepted for the conference will be assessed against the listed criterion by a panel of reviewers and oral presentations assessed by a subcommittee of the NCCOE. The NCCOE reserves the right not to make the Award in the event that no suitable candidate is available.
The papers are assessed on the following criteria:
The presentation of the award will take place during the conference and the recipient will receive a personalised engraved medal. In the event of multiple joint authorship of the awarded paper, each individual author will receive an Award medal. Additionally, the author will be invited to submit the chosen conference publication for consideration by the editorial board of Engineers Australia, Civil Engineering Transactions Journal.
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