A Gold Occasion

Gold CREST recipients Chun Kiet Vong and Siddha Ganesan, formerly of Onslow College, were presented their Gold CREST medals at a special ceremony last week.

Chun Kiet and Siddha earned their Team Gold CREST for their project Affordable, Robust And Accurate Absorption Spectrometer: an investigation and development of an affordable yet accurate absorption spectrometer, which they completed in December 2015. Due to unforeseen circumstances, their Gold CREST medals could not be awarded until now.

Chun Kiet and Siddha were presented their Gold CREST medals by Professor Richard Bedford, President, Royal Society of New Zealand.

Siddha Ganesan, Professor Richard Bedford and Chun Kiet Vong

Professor Margaret Tennant, from the Royal Society of New Zealand Council, joined the Gold CRESTers’ proud parents, siblings, supervising teachers and project mentor in celebrating with these two young achievers.

Chun Kiet is studying Biomedical Science at the University of Auckland and Siddha is studying Actuarial Science at Victoria University of Wellington.

Read more about their Gold CREST project.