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Managing environmental sustainability in Qatar 20th January 2015

A University of Waikato science graduate is in the Middle East working to reduce the environmental impacts of a major sea port project.

Emeritus Prof Witten reviews first Massive Open Online Course in New Zealand 16th January 2015

Will Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) change the face of tertiary education in the future and what can Digital Cities - locally focussed online networks - mean for the local economy?

Waikato lecturer named NZ’s young geochemist of the year 14th January 2015

University of Waikato Earth Scientist Dr Shaun Barker has been awarded the Werner F Giggenbach Prize which names him as the young geochemist of the year for New Zealand.

More than $174K in scholarships for Māori science and engineering students 13th January 2015

In 2014, more than $174,000 in scholarships was awarded to Māori Science and Engineering students from the University of Waikato.

Scholarship to boost research outcomes 12th January 2015

Two postgraduate students from the University of Waikato's Faculty of Science and Engineering have been awarded Dick and Mary Earle Scholarships in Technology for 2015.

Waikato mechanical engineers compete in Melbourne 6th January 2015

The University of Waikato Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team was placed 12th of 26 teams at the Formula SAE- Australasia competition in Melbourne last month.

New field guide proves popular 18th December 2014

A field guide for New Zealand native plants was launched last week by University of Waikato ecologist Catherine Kirby, with support from the Environmental Research Institute.

Award for Waikato glassblower 18th December 2014

University of Waikato glassblower Steve Newcombe has won the award for the best scientific piece at the 11th Biannual Scientific Glassblowing Symposium in Canberra.

David Johnstone scholarship great start to 2015 11th December 2014

Thirty-four school-leavers from across the Waikato have been awarded a share of $200,000 to pay for their first year of tertiary education at the University of Waikato or Wintec.

Cave tour a highlight at Science Summer School 10th December 2014

A group of students took a leap back in time last week to explore the science and engineering marvels on show at Ruakuri Cave.

Waikato research quality rewarded at national soil science conference 10th December 2014

Staff and graduates of the University of Waikato's School of Science earth sciences programme featured prominently in the awards presented at the New Zealand Society of Soil Science (NZSSS) national conference held in Hamilton in early December.

A happy blend of science and music 8th December 2014

Tara Fernandez-Ritchie has her own key to the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin in Grey Street. That's so she can go and practise the organ almost any time of day.

Conference delegates get down and dirty 2nd December 2014

The New Zealand Society of Soil Science Conference got underway at the University of Waikato on Monday.

Scholarship winner looks to combat illness 1st December 2014

Kelsey Ferris plans to do big things in the science world, and now has a scholarship from the University of Waikato to back her studies.

Shining a light on the creation of bio-plastic 1st December 2014

University of Waikato engineering graduate Jim Bier is feeling enlightened, following a recent trip to Japan to attend the 2014 Cheiron School.

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