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Dynamic duo makes KuDos finals 31st August 2015

Two University of Waikato technicians - Dudley Bell and Aaron Wall - have been selected as finalists in the 2015 KuDos Hamilton Science Excellence Awards.

New Suez Canal opens door for marine invaders 6th August 2015

When the new and enlarged Suez Canal opens on Saturday, two University of Waikato academics will not be cheering quite as loudly as the population of Egypt.

Mangroves buffer the effects of rising seas 22nd July 2015

Mangroves could play a critical role in preventing rising sea levels from eating away at vulnerable parts of the coast, according to a study by Kiwi and UK scientists being published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A in August.

Doctoral student wins $40K for Antarctic research 20th July 2015

A University of Waikato doctoral student has been awarded a top national scholarship to do research in Antarctica.

Enemy at my port! Lecture to look at marine biological invasions 17th July 2015

Humans have greatly influenced the distribution of marine species worldwide which has had significant effects.

Alumna on the road to curing cancer 9th July 2015

After completing a Master of Science in biological sciences (with first class honours) at the University of Waikato, Alice Chibnall made the move south from Hamilton to Wellington.

Science and engineering demos a hit with gifted kids 6th July 2015

The New Zealand Association for Gifted Children held its 40th anniversary conference at the University from 3-5 July.

Volcanic pilgrimage for Fulbright scholar 2nd July 2015

A Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award has paved the way for Ben Simons to research persistently active volcanic systems.

University appoints new research manager 29th June 2015

The University has appointed a full-time Auckland-based Research and Innovation Manager, Dr Eric Walton.

Lectures shed light on light 26th June 2015

Are lasers part of your life and you don't even know it? As part of the New Zealand Institute of Physics conference being held at the University of Waikato in July, there are two free lectures on lasers and microwaves that are open to the public.

Antarctic life – highly diverse, unusually structured 25th June 2015

The variety of plant and animal life in the Antarctic is much greater than previously thought, reveals an assessment of Antarctic biodiversity published by a team of scientists in the journal Nature this week.

Safer driving with engineering know-how 24th June 2015

Visits to automotive manufacturing sites McLaren Formula 1, Volkswagen and Bentley are a regular occurrence for Leon Henderson at the moment. It's all part of the job for the mechanical engineering graduate, who works as a research associate at Cambridge University in the UK.

Hamilton Boys’ High makes its mark at Waikato chemistry challenge 23rd June 2015

A Hamilton Boys' High School (HBHS) team was awarded first place at the annual NZIC Analytical Chemistry Competition on Wednesday 17 June.

Awards back research which benefits community 12th June 2015

University of Waikato students whose research is making a difference to the lives of the people of the Waikato community have received Trust Waikato Community Grants.

Stand attracts top visitors at Fieldays 11th June 2015

Fieldays opened on Wednesday under threatening skies and more than 28,000 visitors with the University of Waikato stand attracting plenty of attention.

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