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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Waikato engineering students on track to success 28th November 2014

The University of Waikato Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) team have their sights set firmly on success for the Formula SAE- Australasia competition in Melbourne next month.

Electric van heading south for eRally 26th November 2014

A team of University of Waikato engineering students will travel to Christchurch this week to showcase their electric van at New Zealand's first electric vehicle efficiency rally.

High performance squad selection for Nicole 21st November 2014

University of Waikato Hillary scholar Nicole van der Kaay is one of nine athletes selected for Triathlon New Zealand's 2015 High Performance Squad.

Four Claude McCarthy Fellowships for Waikato post-grads 21st November 2014

Four Claude McCarthy Fellowships have been awarded to University of Waikato students.

Scholarship paves the way to Antarctica 20th November 2014

Thanks to a Research Institute Scholarship, Clare Beet is off on her first trip to Antarctica to study the effects of climate change on invertebrates.

Conference dishes the dirt 19th November 2014

Researchers will be digging the dirt on soils next month when the University of Waikato hosts the New Zealand Society of Soil Science (NZSSS) Conference.

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