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NZ peat bogs may hold climate change secrets 23rd May 2016

Sub-fossil kauri trees extracted from New Zealand peat bogs have helped an international team of scientists develop the first continuous atmospheric record of radiocarbon spanning the full Younger Dryas (YD) period.

In search of mussels 20th May 2016

What’s happening with Waikato’s freshwater mussels? University of Waikato student Michele Melchior’s 10-week summer research project looked at two species of native freshwater mussels to find out.

Engineering at Waikato set to grow 5th May 2016

The University of Waikato has had engineering courses on offer since 2002, and from B Semester 2016, will be adding civil and environmental engineering to the mix. B Semester begins 18 July.

Waikato University student awarded big Beef + Lamb scholarship 19th April 2016

University of Waikato second-year Bachelor of Science (Technology) student Emma Voss has been awarded a major Beef + Lamb New Zealand scholarship to help finance her university study. She’ll receive $5,000 a year for the next four years to put towards her tuition fees.

Nitrogen loss research benefits from scholarship 18th April 2016

Could feeding cows brassicas help reduce nitrogen loss from soil? That’s what University of Waikato second-year PhD student Sheree Balvert hopes to find out and recently landed a $10,000 scholarship to aid her research.

Astrolabe Reef Safety Video 11th April 2016

A new video has been created to show guidelines for safe and responsible boating and diving around the Astrolabe Reef / Otaiti in Tauranga.

Student proposes GMO 16th March 2016

At the official launch of the inaugural New Zealand Agri Investment Week, University of Waikato student Jack Keeys talked about how he sees the future of agri in New Zealand and, in what might be considered a touchy subject, he advocated the use of GMO – genetically modified organisms.

Hamiltonians score top university scholarship 2nd March 2016

Former Sacred Heart Girls' College student Erena Calder Hawkins is one of nine Hamilton locals to be awarded a top scholarship from the University of Waikato.

Refugees, conservation and science 19th February 2016

Andrea Dekrout’s job tackles two of the biggest issues the world is worried about right now – the refugee crisis and environmental conservation.

HRC scholarship to develop smart prosthetic hand 13th January 2016

A University of Waikato mechanical engineering student has been awarded a major scholarship to develop a brain-controlled prosthetic hand.

Climate change is warming our lakes - and fast 17th December 2015

Long-viewed as clean and green, it would appear New Zealand is not immune to the ongoing effects of climate change.

Second edition of award-winning book launched 16th December 2015

The second edition of a book on the dramatic geological history and landscapes of New Zealand, A Continent on the Move: New Zealand Geoscience Revealed, Second Edition, was launched at a function at GNS Science, Lower Hutt, on Friday 11 December.

Waimangu a hot topic at Science Summer School 10th December 2015

A group of students went on a geothermal adventure last week to explore the science and engineering marvels on show at Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

The story of a tree 7th December 2015

A group of keen tree climbers from Hamilton have used time-lapse, hyper-lapse and cutting edge editing with custom built camera rigs, drones and 30m long cable cameras to create ground-breaking new angles of the forest world.

Working with water 6th December 2015

Hydrologists from all over New Zealand were totally immersed in their watery subject at a four-day national conference at the University of Waikato.

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