Science & Engineering News

The stories in old bones 12th October 2016

Academics from Harvard, University College Dublin and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History released some major Pacific research earlier this month, and they couldn’t have done it without input from the University of Waikato.

High flyer Fletcher 10th October 2016

University of Waikato engineering graduate Fletcher Jackson loves flying. Lucky really, because he’s got a job building designer aircrafts.

Big scholarship takes Waikato student to Europe 19th September 2016

A University of Waikato science graduate has received a $73,000 scholarship to study a masters degree in Europe.

Science projects awarded Endeavour funding 16th September 2016

Two University of Waikato-led science projects have been awarded nearly $4 million from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s 2016 Endeavour Fund.

Second Eureka moment for Waikato engineering student 15th September 2016

University of Waikato engineering student Shalini Guleria has been awarded second place in the 2016 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards for her ideas on turning wastewater into high-quality phosphate fertiliser.

Researching the honey buzz 8th September 2016

A University of Waikato Master of Science student is researching how to improve the quality of nectar in Mānuka plants to produce better honey.

Accreditation another step in the right direction for engineering 25th August 2016

The University of Waikato’s engineering qualifications remain ahead of the game with a recommendation by the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) for re-accreditation for five more years.

Robotic hand research to benefit from $30,000 scholarship 18th August 2016

A University of Waikato PhD student is one of two people in New Zealand to be awarded a $30,000 Rose Hellaby Postgraduate Scholarship.

Academics honoured for service and contributions 10th August 2016

Three University of Waikato academics have received honorary awards in recognition of their teaching and research contributions and service to the university.

Coresteel launch innovation award for Waikato engineers 18th July 2016

Encouraging innovation in the next generation of engineers is the goal for a new $5000 award which was launched this month by commercial construction company Coresteel Buildings.

To Florida on a Fulbright 29th June 2016

A University of Waikato electronic engineering student is heading to Florida next month where he’ll spend a year researching aspects of light.

A new App to catch a carp 9th June 2016

The public can help control the spread of invasive fish species with a new app being launched at this year’s National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek in Hamilton.

New professor to discuss why soft (marine sediment) bottoms matter 9th June 2016

If a butterfly flaps its wings in Mexico does it cause a hurricane in China?

South Waikato District Council supports new engineering offerings at Waikato 1st June 2016

South Waikato District Council CEO Craig Hobbs says the University of Waikato’s new engineering offerings will go a long way to addressing New Zealand’s shortage of qualified engineers at local government level.

Rena research update 1st June 2016

Almost five years after the grounding of the MV Rena on Astrolabe Reef, a new body of research explores lessons learned and the ensuing chemical, toxicological, social and ecological studies of contamination and environmental recovery.

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