Naomi Jones, a third year undergraduate at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, was awarded the Lion Foundation Education Award as part of the annual North Harbour Club A.I.M.E.S. Awards 2008.
The A.I.M.E.S. Awards were established to recognise the achievement of young people under 25 living in North Shore City, Auckland, New Zealand. Winners in each of the major categories (the Arts, IT Innovation and Science, Music, Education, Sport and Service to the Community) were awarded $NZ 10,000 (£3790 approx.) towards their future goals at a black tie reception held in Auckland on 1 November 2008.