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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.

Tauranga marine scientist to study toheroa 4th December 2015

Dr Phil Ross, a Tauranga-based marine scientist at the University of Waikato’s Coastal Marine Field Station, has been awarded a Marsden research grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Top marine ecologist named science communicator of the year 20th November 2015

Professor Chris Battershill, Chair of Coastal Science and Head of the Coastal Marine Group at the University of Waikato, has been awarded Science Communicator of the Year by the New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS).

Measuring motion factors in time-flight photography 9th November 2015

When Dr Lee Streeter heard he’d won a Marsden grant to continue his time-of-flight photography research, he took a day’s leave to celebrate.

Young researchers get Marsdens 5th November 2015

Sports in sites of war and disaster, time-of-flight photography, tree-based learning algorithms, and ancient aquaculture are University of Waikato projects that have received 2015 Marsden funding, announced today.

St Peter’s School victorious at annual ChemQuest 2nd November 2015

Students from St Peter’s School Cambridge took out the top prize at the University of Waikato’s ChemQuest challenge held last month on campus.

Engineering design at its best 2nd November 2015

Collecting aluminium cylinders is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to a class of engineering students from the University of Waikato.

Kate on the rocks 29th October 2015

Kate Mauriohooho is nuts about rocks. She’s just graduated at the University of Waikato with a Master of Science with first class honours and is embarking on a PhD.

Waikato engineering student wins German traineeship 22nd October 2015

A University of Waikato engineering student is in Germany after being selected for an all-expenses-paid traineeship at the University of Stuttgart.

Oil industry beckons for Waikato graduate 19th October 2015

Graduating with a degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Waikato was the first step towards Hawraa Al Lawati reaching her goal of working in the oil and gas industry.

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