The AusIMM Education Endowment Fund awards prizes for the best final-year Honours thesis completed in geology, mining engineering or extractive metallurgy.
The Reg Buckett Prize is awarded to the students assessed as having presented the best final year project in the Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) and the Bachelor of Engineering (Metallurgical Engineering) courses at The Curtin University of Technology. Winners receive an engraved trophy featuring the AusIMM logo at their graduation ceremony. Applications through Curtin University.
Reg Buckett was noted for his contribution to metallurgical processes in the gold industry in Kalgoorlie. He was both an industry and educational leader and a past president of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy, and the Gold Producers’ Association.
The 2017 Reg Buckett prizes were recently awarded at a graduation ceremony held at Curtin University, WA School of Mines.