Science & Engineering News

Sustaining success 12th October 2017

The Royal Society Te Apārangi has awarded University of Waikato Professor Kim Pickering the Scott Medal for her research on developing radical new, sustainable manufacturing materials.

ICT inspiring new strategies for diagnosis and treatment of cancer 10th October 2017

Using information and communications technology (ICT) to better diagnose and treat cancer is a leading-edge interdisciplinary field pioneered by Professor Yifan Chen from the School of Engineering at the University of Waikato.

Is the robot revolution coming? 4th October 2017

The robots are coming, and Professor Mike Duke will explain how humans can embrace their arrival, in the next lecture in the University of Waikato’s Tauranga public lecture series.

Four scientists, four winners 4th October 2017

University of Waikato earth scientist Professor Peter J.J. Kamp won the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s KuDos Awards, held to celebrate science excellence in the Waikato region.

Three very Smart Ideas 22nd September 2017

University of Waikato researchers have won three lots of funding from the government worth nearly three million dollars.

An alternative to plastic, a winning idea 18th September 2017

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has announced the finalists for its global awards and the University of Waikato’s Associate Professor Johan Verbeek is one of them.

Four tauira win Dame Te Atairangikaahu scholarships 15th September 2017

Four University of Waikato wāhine passionate about the taiao (environment) win Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships.

Scientists, sediment and mangroves in the Mekong Delta 13th September 2017

Changes in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta are highlighted in the latest issue of Oceanography which features research being done by University of Waikato scientists.

From mountain to sea - studying Taranaki ecosystems 13th September 2017

The University of Waikato and George Mason Charitable Trust have joined forces to support in-depth research into Taranaki ecosystems.

Waikato robocars competing across the ditch 31st August 2017

Two teams of robot builders from the University of Waikato are heading to Sydney on Sunday to compete in the National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition, going up against 24 teams from other New Zealand and Australian universities.

The science of light: University of Waikato 3MT 2017 17th August 2017

Now an established part of 600 university calendars in 59 countries, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an annual competition that challenges doctoral students to present their research to a non-specialist audience in no more than three minutes, using one (static) slide.

A sound argument 10th August 2017

When we buy a metre of timber, a kilo of potatoes, or a hectare of land, we know the measurements will be correct – there are national and international standards – but the same cannot be said for measuring sound waves.

Browne goes Blue2Green with Psa research 4th August 2017

With an industry valued at $1.6 billion to the New Zealand economy, the humble kiwifruit has beaten the grape for the first time in the race for highest export value.

Northland Future Leaders Scholarship the perfect surprise 28th July 2017

“If you see something that needs to be done in your community, do it yourself!” That’s the message from University of Waikato student and Northland Future Leaders Scholarship (NFLS) recipient Tennille Nisbet.

Windows to other worlds 27th July 2017

As our ability to extend observations beyond earth improves, planetary scientists are looking anew to the potential for life on other planets – astrobiology.

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