Science & Engineering News
Fenna Beets always wanted to be a scientist. This Friday, she fulfils that long-held goal, graduating from the University of Waikato in Tauranga with a Master of Science in Research.
A life less ordinary (16 April 2018)
Terry Halford, once a sweeper of floors, now an environmental engineer.
A revolutionary new process for self-healing concrete (9 April 2018)
Using concrete as a medium, scientists at the University of Waikato have developed a new process to allow materials to heal themselves.
Freshwater management in NZ: Whose problem is it anyway? (5 April 2018)
From acid rain in the US, to algae blooms in New Zealand lakes, freshwater scientist Professor Troy Baisden is using ‘big-picture’ thinking to help solve some of our biggest environmental problems. He'll discuss this at his Inaugural Professorial Lecture on Tuesday 17 April.
Long and successful careers acknowledged (21 March 2018)
An engineer and two education experts are now Emeritus Professors.
Waikato University professors go ‘viral’ (16 March 2018)
An overseas research group of scientists is paying tribute to two University of Waikato Emeritus Professors by naming two new species of thermophilic bacteria after them.
The molecular dance of life (15 March 2018)
University of Waikato researchers are helping to solve one of life's scientific mysteries - how enzymes work and evolve.
Shark dissection inspires keen young future scientists. (5 March 2018)
Hundreds of people turned out in person, and many more from a distance, to see science unfold in front of them.
Can you sparrow some sugar? (2 March 2018)
A research project monitoring the behaviour of sparrows on the University of Waikato campus has uncovered several interesting findings about their strong appetite for raw sugar.
Climbing in Sir Ed’s footsteps (1 February 2018)
Toby Beisly becomes the first mountaineer ever to receive the University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship.
Battle of the beaches (30 January 2018)
A scientist's pick for the country's best beach could have led to a far wilder winner.
A Humboldt experience (26 January 2018)
What does a poor university student do when he needs a suit in a hurry? He calls his mum, that’s what.
Investigating sustainable energy systems (22 January 2018)
The University is hosting the world's first conference on industrial electronics for sustainable energy systems.
The sweet taste of research success (19 January 2018)
The mysteries of the X-factor behind Mānuka honey are being uncovered by University of Waikato researchers.
Restoring indigenous nature in urban centres (19 December 2017)
A new and exciting programme, led by University of Waikato Professor Bruce Clarkson, aims to restore indigenous biodiversity in urban centres.
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