Matter of Fact

The Matter of Fact newsletter is created by the School of Science and the School of Engineering to give secondary school students an insight into life as a student at Waikato University. A new issue comes out once every three to four months and features the latest news, student and graduate profiles, and upcoming events. Look out for copies of Matter of Fact in the Careers Office at your school.

Current Edition

Summer 2016

Past Editions

Winter 2015
Autumn 2015
Summer 2015
Spring 2014
Winter 2014
Autumn 2014
Summer 2014
Spring 2013
Winter 2013
Flying high at Science & Engineering Open Days
Xbox One unveil ends secrecy for Waikato grad
Hamilton Boys’ High win chemistry challenge
Tractor-pull competition a crowd pleaser
Code Camp goes global
Discovering DNA at Waikato Biology Days
Earth Sciences subject profile
Rona Scholars awarded $10,000
Scholarship win for science student
Familiar faces from 2013 events
Mathematics subject profile
New poster out now
Still time to apply for Science Summer School
What’s on
Autumn 2013
Tauranga students monitor effects of Rena pollution
$5000 for MSc
Entries open soon for Science Summer School
Waikato grads popular at MB Century
Register now for Science & Engineering Open Days
Scholarship takes maths student to Germany
Imagine cup victories
Biological Sciences subject profile
Mining careers with Newmont
Scholarships for school leavers
Computer Science subject profile
Get into it: volunteering
Work placements
What’s on
Summer 2013
Thrills and spills at Engineering Design Show
Waikato teams make Microsoft Imagine Cup final
Quake recovery
Chemistry internships at Hill Labs
Researching mouse-ear proteins
Code Camp trains a new batch of Code Avengers
Master of glass
Engineering sucess
Materials & Processing subject profile
On your marks, get set, Game Jam
St Paul's Collegiate regain ChemQuest title
Science Summer School a hit
Computer Graphic Design subject profile
I don't know what I want to do when I leave school
What's on
Spring 2012
Why chemistry is good for your health
Could chemistry be for me?
Waikato researchers turn up the heat at NZ IceFest
Fast cars and a degree on top
Cracking the code on addictive NCEA study
Science graduate scores job searching for diamonds
Promo posters a hit in schools
Kudos for Science & Engineering staff
Masters student wins $5000 towards study costs
Northland scholarship for Earth sciences student
Engineering student wins bronze at World Rowing Champs
Winter 2012
Students show creative flair in photo competition
Engineering design challenges first-year students
Waikato degree takes graduate to Wales
Open days attract budding scientists and engineers
Waikato student recruits classmates for start-up technology company
Science Summer School 2012 - applocations now open
Hands-on science and engineering
What's on
Autumn 2012
Tauranga marine life may hold bio-medicinal secrets
University engineers create a smart water meter
Monitoring green house gas emissions in Oz
Students make Sailor the Puffer fish an Apple app
Engineering grads popular at Dairy Automation Ltd
Science & Engineering Open Days registrations open soon
Scholarships awarded to talented first-year Science & Engineering students
Biology bootcamp tests students' skills
Summer 2012
Waikato River focus for Science Summer School
Little car completes big journey
Student's software picked up by Google and NASA
Engineering students excel at annual show
Developing anti-cancer drugs in Switzerland
Te Awamutu students win ChemQuest
Spring 2011
Waikato science student to spend summer on ice
Spotlight on Electronic Engineering
Engineering a future in Electronics
Using Kinect to learn sign language
Positive pregnancies the ultimate reward
Waikato Science & Engineering Open Days a hit with high school students
$5000 to 'do his thing'
Winter 2011
Human evolution and DNA hot topics at Waikato biology days
Science Summer School - entires open
Researching herbal medicines in Malaysia
BookieMonster helps kids to read
Photo competition highlights lessons learnt during Waikato work experience
Water bottle rockets fuel interest in physics
Waikato Diocesan students win university chemistry challenge
Autumn 2011
Explore Science & Engineering's study options this school holidays
"No two days are the same"
Innovative technology solutions to world problems
Saving lives with biology
Exciting labs and great prizes at Uni Open Day
Another year of exciting student research
Student wins scholarship second year running
Waikato University student scores top Statistics NZ award
Summer 2011 Edition
Science summer fun at Waikato
Science Foundation success
The ultimate gaming weekend
A passion for animal welfare
Engineering ingenuity on show at Waikato
Student motorsport team face challenges in Melbourne
Spring 2010 Edition
Weta project gets makeover
Important enrolment changes for 2010
Work placement pays off
Waikato student wins medal at informatics Olympiad
Graduate Profile: Earth Scientist
Engineering Open Day popular with students
Autumn 2010 Edition
Chef-turned-chemist wins top fellowship
Student’s academic paper judged best at US conference
Down and dirty with shellfish
Wildlife webcam project
A better thinking battery
Graduate Profile: Engineering Geologist
Summer 2010 Edition
Summer science fun
New Tauranga based degree on offer
Golden career for science grad
Shaken, not stirred
Hot summer on the ice
Better wine in a flash
New science blogging network