Science & Engineering News
New Zealand's agritech sector is a $3 billion industry, generating export sales in excess of $700 million a year. Top players in the sector are gathering in Hamilton on the night before Fieldays for a mini-symposium on agribusiness and innovation..
WaikatoLink Limited, the technology transfer office of the University of Waikato, has been selected as a finalist for two awards in the inaugural KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards for spinout companies Aldera and Aduro Biopolymers.
David Zweig, 22, from Fayetteville, Arkansas could have chosen any country in the world to study in.
A love of photography and Antarctica means Waikato doctoral student Stephen Archer is in snow-heaven when he goes down to the ice each summer.
Antarctic masters student Kristi Bennett found a white springtail down on the ice this summer; a species that hadn't been seen since the 1960s when it was first discovered.
The first two recipients of the Terry Healy Memorial Award have been announced, with Andi Ramli and Stephen Hunt both receiving $750 to help them attend international conferences.
Two University of Waikato science and engineering students have been awarded the 2013 National Agricultural Fieldays Scholarships.
Flipping soil in drought-prone areas has been shown to have positive effects on pasture growth, says a University of Waikato Masters student.
University of Waikato PhD student Talia Hicks has won a Fieldays scholarship for her work looking at how to decolour bloodmeal and work this into the bioplastic manufacturing process.
Waikato engineering graduate Mikita Thakor says the hands-on nature of her degree set her up with the vital skills she uses every day in her position at Hill Laboratories.
Waikato University graduate Holly Goddard has landed a job that gives her an opportunity to learn more about geothermal energy.
It was standing room only on Friday afternoon when the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor Sir Peter Gluckman outlined the recently released National Science Challenge at the University of Waikato.
University of Waikato doctoral student Marie Brown made headlines when she released her study on environmental monitoring. She says as many as a third of resource consent holders are breaking environmental promises.
In the opening of his Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Professor Vic Arcus joked that he had been too ambitious with his lecture title. Yet throughout his talk Prof Arcus managed to skilfully communicate how complex ideas in the field of molecular biology highlight the simplicity of life on Earth.