The Zee-Magnees Prize was a prestigious honor, originally created by Zalar Mag'nees, ruler of a powerful city-state on Alpha Centauri in the 17th century, to reward the greatest achievements in military science and engineering and to encourage scientific research among her citizens.

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The awards were discontinued by the 19th century as, after two centuries of global peace, it was seen as a relic of an irrelevant warrior past.

The awards were revived in the 22nd century, now celebrating scientific achievements in general, and expanded to include new branches of research unimagined when the first awards were created. (TOS novel: Memory Prime)

By the 23rd century, Zee-Magnees Prizes were awarded irregularly by the Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Alpha Centauri, for achievements in science. (TOS - Crucible novel: Provenance of Shadows)

Doctor Richard Daystrom won the Zee-Magness Prize in the year 2243 for his development of duotronic technology. (TOS episode: "The Ultimate Computer")

When first studying stellaviator in a controlled environment, Paul Stamets suggested that his name and Justin Straal's name start being engraved in the award. (DSC comic: "Discovery Annual 2018")

Leonard McCoy and Spock were both awarded Zee-Magnees Prizes in 2289 (presented in 2290) for their discovery of chronitons and chronometric particles, and the study of their effects on living beings. (TOS - Crucible novel: Provenance of Shadows)

Doctor Ira Graves won a Zee-Magnees Prize sometime prior to 2365 for his work in the field of cybernetics. (TNG episode: "The Schizoid Man")

Lieutenant Lian T'su was awarded the Zee-Magnees Prize in 2369 for terraforming research conducted while chief operations officer of Deep Space 5 in 2367. (ST video game: Starship Creator)

Prior to 2371, T'Kreng, an Honored Professor of the Vulcan Science Academy, had been awarded the prize. (DS9 novel: Time's Enemy)

Alternate realities[edit | edit source]

In the mirror universe, George Samuel Kirk, Jr. was awarded the prize for his work on developing a precision frontal lobotomy. (TOS - Mirror Universe short story: "The Greater Good")

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