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Pick up sticks – engineering style 24th October 2014
Picking commercial pine tree seedlings is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to a class of engineering students from the University of Waikato.
Hamilton Boys’ High win ChemQuest …again 23rd October 2014
Students from Hamilton Boys’ High School took out the top prize for the second year in a row at the University of Waikato’s ChemQuest challenge held last night on campus.
Leaf litter research receives boost with Shirtcliffe Fellowship 22nd October 2014
Rotting leaf litter might not excite many people, but University of Waikato PhD candidate Rebecca Gladstone-Gallagher finds it fascinating.
Waikato scientists uncovering the secrets of mānuka trees 21st October 2014
The results of a University of Waikato study surveying the flowers of mānuka trees around the North Island has been published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Industrial energy efficiency a full-time job for Waikato engineering grad 20th October 2014
A PhD focused on increasing the energy efficiency of milk powder production has led University of Waikato engineering graduate Tim Walmsley to a full-time job with the very research group within which he worked as a PhD candidate.
Trio honoured for their work 16th October 2014
More than 100 people gathered at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts on Wednesday to honour the work of three University of Waikato professors.
Eureka moment for Waikato engineering student 15th October 2014
University of Waikato engineering student Shalini Guleria has been awarded second place in the 2014 Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Awards for her idea to reduce side effects in the treatment of cancer.
KuDos for Antarctic researcher 13th October 2014
An American academic whose main area of research is 5000km away in Antarctica has been recognised for his environmental science work.
Lots to learn at MilkTestNZ for Waikato grad 13th October 2014
University of Waikato science graduate Courteney Nielsen is enjoying the ‘aha!’ moments, in her position as a Laboratory Technician at MilkTestNZ.
KuDos Lifetime Achievement Award for Roy Daniel 10th October 2014
Emeritus Professor Roy Daniel has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s KuDos Science Awards. 
KuDos Award win for Waikato University technician 10th October 2014
The Hill Laboratories Laboratory Technician Award was last night presented to University of Waikato Advanced Technical Officer Chris McBride at the 2014 KuDos Science Excellence Awards.
Racing robots at Engineering Design Show 9th October 2014
Programming Lego robots to have a sense of direction has been the task for a class of University of Waikato engineering students this semester.
Lyon twins back from Greenland 8th October 2014
They say it was great to be away, but it’s even better to be home, back to warm, comfortable beds and plenty of food.
Antarctic researcher finalist in KuDos Science Excellence Awards 6th October 2014

An American academic whose main area of research is 5000km away in Antarctica is a finalist awards which recognise Hamilton science achievements.

Human replicant aids MRI research 6th October 2014
It may just look like a clear acrylic human-shaped box, but it is hoped this replicant – or phantom case - will play a vital role in the future of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning.
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