Science & Engineering News
Science educator named Honorary Fellow by the University of Waikato (27 November 2019)
A long-standing University of Waikato academic and science communicator has been named an Honorary Fellow of the University.
A University of Waikato researcher who identifies compounds in marine species which could be used for pharmaceuticals has had her work ranked among the top one per cent of research cited in the world.
Professor named new president of the New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) (20 November 2019)
Professor Troy Baisden, who is based in School of Science at the University of Waikato, has just been named the new president of the New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS).
Science student uses mushrooms to help clean up Whakatāne canal (18 November 2019)
Oyster mushrooms are helping to clean up an historically contaminated timber processing site in Whakatāne, and a University of Waikato student is helping to confirm the fungi strains being used.
Fighting for Māori data rights (1 November 2019)
Two researchers are helping to pioneer a global initiative that seeks to restore control of data to Indigenous people.
Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million (23 October 2019)
Data scientists at the University of Waikato have been awarded $13 million from the Government.
Time-of-flight researcher awarded by Royal Society (21 October 2019)
Dr Lee Streeter has solved a big problem in time-of-flight technology, improving the measurement of motion through 3D imaging.
Whakatāne High School win ChemQuest (17 October 2019)
Students from Whakatāne High School took out the top prize at the University of Waikato’s ChemQuest challenge held on October 16 on campus.
Uni campus hosts STEM Festival in Tauranga (16 October 2019)
As a main sponsor of the country's first world-class STEM Festival (STEMFest) event, the University of Waikato's Tauranga campus saw more than 3,000 visitors join in a celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics on Saturday (12 October).
Robotic asparagus picker praised by US farmers (15 October 2019)
Asparagus is one of the hardest crops to harvest. But an ingenious device created by mechanical engineering experts at the University of Waikato have made it an achievable task.
$1.6m awarded to Waikato University’s new Rutherford Fellows (11 October 2019)
Two top researchers have been awarded a highly prestigious award to carry out their research at the University of Waikato.
University students receive hefty scholarship to study at Cambridge (26 September 2019)
Two University of Waikato students have landed a substantial scholarship that has opened the door to the University of Cambridge.
Waikato scientists ranked as some of most-influential in the world (17 September 2019)
23 Waikato scientists appear in a new international database of the 100,000 most influential scientists worldwide. These 23 Waikato scientists, therefore, represent the top 1% most influential scientists worldwide.
University of Waikato secures more than $6m in MBIE research funding (17 September 2019)
The University of Waikato has received more than $6 million in research funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
Waikato researcher given ‘Kudos’ for big problem (10 September 2019)
Dr Lee Streeter has solved a problem. But not just any problem – one that’s plagued other experts in his field for years.
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