Science & Engineering News

Father and son benefit from University initiative 21st February 2017

Former Te Kuiti High School student Trent Ammon (18) is starting university this week thanks to the University of Waikato’s Te Ara ki Angitū: Pathways to Excellence programme.

Young Waihi couple awarded big uni scholarships 21st February 2017

Waihi couple Savannah Harvey and Shaun McNeil, both 18, have won more than $45,000 in scholarships to study at the University of Waikato.

Waikato students' racing car a winner 16th January 2017

University of Waikato engineering students are getting more and more adept at building and racing Formula SAE cars.

Māori students rewarded for environmental study 16th December 2016

Four Waikato University students looking for careers involving environmental protection are the recipients of this year’s Waikato Regional Council and Waikato-Tainui Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships.

Waikato academic to speak at TEDxScottBase 9th December 2016

University of Waikato's Professor Craig Cary is one of 10 influential people who will speak at TEDxScottBase in January 2017.

National Geographic documentary follows Kiwi science in Antarctica 18th November 2016

A team from the University of Waikato is one of seven featured in a National Geographic documentary series following Kiwi scientists in Antarctica.

Teachers gain insight into future science careers 16th November 2016

High school teachers from across the Waikato have spent a day immersed in science so they can share the hands-on experience with students and help inspire them into research careers.

First Rutherford Discovery Fellowship for Waikato University 11th November 2016

The University of Waikato has been awarded its first Rutherford Discovery Fellowship.

Colonisation, tangly plants, enzymes, sleep, and language 4th November 2016

Congratulations to Professor Vic Arcus and Dr Chris Lusk - two of five University of Waikato academics to receive grants in the latest round of Marsden funding from the Royal Society.

Engineering design at its best 2nd November 2016

The University of Waikato’s School of Engineering held its annual Oji Fibre Solutions Engineering Design Show last month.

First time Success for Katikati College at ChemQuest 2016 21st October 2016

Prizes were shared across the Greater Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions at the University of Waikato’s ChemQuest challenge held on Wednesday.

KuDos Awards for two Waikato academics 20th October 2016

Two leading academics from the University of Waikato’s School of Science have been announced as winners in this year’s KuDos Hamilton Science Excellence Awards.

Leaf fossils, CO₂, and a melting ice sheet 19th October 2016

An ancient crater lake in Central Otago has provided scientists with new insights into carbon dioxide changes and the effects those changes had on the Antarctic ice sheet 23 million years ago.

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.

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