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Tauranga's Café Scientifique hits record attendees of 150 26th September 2014
Tauranga’s September Café Scientifique hit a record with 150 people attending to hear guest speaker Dr Marcus Wilson, from Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Waikato.
Thin Ice on big screen 26th September 2014
The International Centre for Terrestrial Antarctic Research (ICTAR) and the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Waikato are hosting a public screening of the award winning movie Thin Ice.
MBIE funding for titanium brings lighter deep sea dive knife closer 23rd September 2014
The development of titanium products received a financial boost in the latest round of Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) science research funding.
University of Waikato receives more than $35 million in MBIE research funding 12th September 2014
The University of Waikato has received more than $35 million in the 2014 round of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s new science research funding, claiming two of the top four amounts awarded.
Endangered bird may be more at home in lowland environment 11th September 2014

A native bird long thought to be most at home in Fiordland tussock may actually be more comfortable in wetlands and a Waikato University student has won a scholarship to find out where takahe prefer to live.

Fishing stories feature in inaugural lecture 10th September 2014
People go fishing to tell fish stories,” Brendan Hicks says, and he told a few during his inaugural professorial lecture on Tuesday night.
Academic Achievers travel to Boston for Conference 8th September 2014
University of Waikato students, Timothy Ng and Laura Hines, had the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the world’s brightest at the Golden Key International Summit at the beginning of August.
Tauranga's Cafe Scientifique unveils the electrical activity in the brain 8th September 2014
Tauranga’s Café Scientifique will see Dr Marcus Wilson, Faculty of Science and Engineering from the University of Waikato, explain how different patterns of electrical activity in the brain can be seen when someone is sleeping, thinking or under general anaesthetic.
University experience for talented youngsters 8th September 2014
Creativity and futuristic thinking were the key skills shown by a team of Mount Maunganui Intermediate School students who were successful at the Future Problem Solving International Conference Finals, held in the USA last June.
Engineering student lands top scholarship 5th September 2014
A connection to the past has landed University of Waikato engineering student Mahonri Owen one of the most prestigious scholarships available to Māori.
Robert Brooks awarded Rose Hellaby Māori Education Fund Scholarship Recipient 5th September 2014
University of Waikato alumni Robert (Bobby) Turongo Brooks is one of three postgraduate recipients of 2014 Rose Hellaby Māori Education Fund Scholarships.
Waikato PhD research to strengthen titanium industry 4th September 2014
Finding out how powder-produced titanium and titanium alloys fracture is the challenge for University of Waikato PhD student Ajit Pal Singh.
Water quality technician a KuDos Award finalist 4th September 2014
Web-accessible water monitoring stations which provide real-time data for the management and restoration of lakes are creating a stir internationally.

Waikato Dean to lead NZ Biological Heritage Science Challenge 2nd September 2014
Reversing the decline of New Zealand's biological heritage is the mission for a new multi-million dollar national research programme led by the University of Waikato’s Professor Bruce Clarkson.
Experts to discuss freshwater management for the Waikato 26th August 2014
Five freshwater experts will discuss the implications for the Waikato from the National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management.
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