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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.

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.

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.

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.

KuDos award for technician and Hon Doc 16th October 2015

University of Waikato technician Aaron Wall was a winner at last night's 2015 KuDos Hamilton Science Excellence Awards.

Looking after the kids 9th October 2015

Kids are so cute, but when their horns start to grow they can hurt each other and the handlers looking after them.

Trip of a lifetime for first year student 30th September 2015

A first-year University of Waikato student is preparing for the internship of a lifetime; travelling to Antarctica in February as part of the Antarctic Youth Ambassador programme.

Waikato University staff member wins international cooperative education award 21st September 2015

University of Waikato's Dr Karsten Zegwaard has won the Donald MacLaren Jr Academic Award for Professional Achievement in Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education.

Old methods produce new data 21st September 2015

Old fishing methods are providing the raw data that modern techniques can't match in the Rotorua Lakes.

Tricks of the light 14th September 2015

Bridgette Farnworth is unashamedly nerdy and a self-confessed tree-hugger. She's also the recipient of a University of Waikato Research Institute doctoral scholarship.

Professor makes Kudos finals 7th September 2015

With more than 20 years' experience working in the Waikato environment, biological sciences Professor Brendan Hicks has covered a bit of ground.

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