Award of the Medal in the name of Nikola Tesla is established to support promotion of science and science education through public promotion of Nikola Tesla’s legacy and his fundamental contribution to the modern civilization, as well as to help Australian youth broaden their knowledge about his outstanding achievements.
Tesla Medal consist of a bronze Tesla Medallion, a Tesla Forum Certificate and a monetary prize provided by donor/sponsor. The prize is awarded to student/researcher who has gained the highest mark in a course of studies related to Nikola Tesla’s work.
Tesla Forum of W.A. Inc. and several leading Western Australian universities have agreed to establish four annual Tesla Awards & Medals for the highest mark students in the following courses:
- Experimental Physics at the School of Physics, University of Western Australia, Perth
- Electromagnetic Theory at the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Western Australia, Perth
- Electrical Systems at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering , Curtin University, Perth
- The best graduating student completing a degree in the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Power Engineering or BSc Physics and Nanotechnology, Murdoch University, Perth
Tesla Medal designer is Jovan Radanovic.