Science & Engineering News

  • Taking down the mastermind of bacteria (16 May 2019)

    University of Waikato’s Dr Joanna Hicks is finding a new way to wipe out the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea.

  • Health monitoring in space (15 May 2019)

    University of Waikato Masters student Rosemary Swears is off to the US for an internship at NASA.

  • NASA scholars have liftoff (14 May 2019)

    Two University of Waikato students are off to the US for internships at NASA.

  • New Zealand’s urban freshwater is improving, but a major report reveals huge gaps in our knowledge (18 April 2019)

    Professor Troy Baisden looks at the implications of the latest major environmental report.

  • Fieldays scholarship for agri students (17 April 2019)

    Masters and PhD students studying at Waikato can apply for the National Agricultural Fieldays Sir Don Llewellyn Scholarship.

  • Addressing gender imbalance (3 April 2019)

    Engineering student Emily Sopers has been awarded the inaugural Women in Technology Scholarship – a prize established to acknowledge up-and-coming female talent and future technology leaders.

  • Summer Research Scholarship wrap up (8 February 2019)

    A successful summer of research was wrapped up at a function held at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts on 7 February.

  • The First AECOM David A. Burns Award Announced (19 December 2018)

    In 2018, AECOM (a premier New Zealand and international company that designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets, including on the University of Waikato campus) established an award to commemorate the contributions made by the late David Andrew Burns and to encourage graduate students into a career in engineering geology.

  • A million dollar investment in sniffing out threats to our environment (18 December 2018)

    A major funding boost is enabling Waikato researchers to establish whether detection dogs can identify invasive pest fish.

  • It’s uni in the Bay for Bae (10 December 2018)

    Water polo and volleyball rising star Bae Fountain was awarded a University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship to study a Bachelor of Science majoring in Environmental Science and Aquaculture at the new Tauranga city campus in 2019.

  • Uniting new science and traditional Māori knowledge (5 December 2018)

    A major Marsden Fund project will combine cutting edge science with Mātauranga Māori to reveal the secrets of pā across the Waikato.

  • The science of seaweed (4 December 2018)

    Sea lettuce - it’s unsightly, smelly and the scourge of Tauranga Harbour during summer. While it’s deemed a pest, it may also hold the key to a new and valuable industry in the Bay of Plenty thanks to a $13 million algal biotechnology research project, funded by the Government and University of Waikato.

  • Antarctica, a degree and a business too (30 November 2018)

    Nick Humphries, graduating after action-packed study years.

  • The unexplored frontier beneath our feet (29 November 2018)

    In just a few cubic centimetres of soil you will find a complex web of life: predators and prey, destroyers and creators, who are helping to feed life itself.

  • Waikato school leavers get financial boost (28 November 2018)

    Fifteen school leavers from the greater Waikato region will be heading to the University of Waikato next year with the help of the David Johnstone Charitable Trust.

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