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
In 2021, Tesla Forum signed an agreement with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Banja Luka in Republika Srpska (Elektrotehnički fakultet – ETF) to establish the annual Nikola Tesla Medal Award for ETF student enrolled and attending Year 2, 3 or 4 of studies that achieves the highest weighted average mark in the school year.
Tesla Medal designer is Jovan Radanovic.
Nikola Tesla Medal Awards – Financial Donors
Curtin University of Technology, Bentley Western Australia
2004 – present Danica Graphic Design Studio www.danicadesign.com.au (Petar Dragovic, Marina Males)
University of Western Australia (Engineering)
2005 – 2018 Beverley & Dr Wally Knezevic
University of Western Australia (Physics)
2005 – present Dragana Zivancevic & Dr Boris Martinac
Murdoch University, Murdoch Western Australia
2005-2010 Bozana Doslov
2010-2014 David Sneddon
2015-2018 Tesla Forum
2019 – present Beverley & Dr Wally Knezevic
University of Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, BiH
2021- present Cooling Towers WA Pty Ltd www.coolingtowerswa.com.au (Dragan & Dragana Vojinovic)