5 December 2016

Xavier von Stein (Class of 2009)

Best MSc student in natural sciences at Stellenbosch University.

Xavier von Stein (Class of 2009) received the prestigious S2A3 medal for the best MSc student in natural sciences at Stellenbosch University in 2016. This medal is awarded annually by the Southern African Society for the Advancement of Science to the best MSc student in the natural sciences at each of South Africa’s tertiary institutions. Xavier says: “There is no substitute for hard work, but the research topic and the people you choose to work with are equally important. The combination of these two factors is crucial in facilitating a stimulating and successful research environment”.