Science & Engineering News
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.
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.
Through the lens of isotopes (27 November 2018)
Dr Adam Hartland is planning to establish what the environmental impact of the heavy metal cadmium is on New Zealand’s agricultural and aquatic systems.
Waikato students off to Asia and Latin America (20 November 2018)
Waikato students have been awarded a combined total of $304,685 through the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia and Latin America.
Can New Zealand ever be predator free? (13 November 2018)
Carolyn (Kim) King has spent her career helping to kill-off a thing that she loves, for the sake of protecting our native fauna.
Kordia Launches Women in Technology Scholarship at the University of Waikato (12 November 2018)
In a bid to address gender imbalance in the information and communications technology sector, mission-critical technology solutions provider Kordia has established a new Women in Technology Scholarship at the University of Waikato.
From the stars to the depths of the earth: new research funding (8 November 2018)
The Marsden Fund has contributed nearly $4 million to seven University of Waikato projects.
What a big quake looks like in the Waikato Basin (6 November 2018)
When a big quake hit in the central North Island it was felt around the country, and it had some revelations for the Waikato.
The global importance of enzymes (31 October 2018)
Professor Vic Arcus is using enzymes to predict the impact of climate change on large-scale biological systems.
Good chemistry (24 October 2018)
Under the zombie mask and that bloody lab coat is Associate Professor Jo Lane. He’s mad about chemistry, and after taking his paper he finds many of his students are too.
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