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Four Claude McCarthy Fellowships for Waikato post-grads

Friday, 21 November 2014, 2:17 pm | University of Waikato

The Waikato fellowships are all in Category A, which enables graduates who are registered and enrolled for a doctoral degree at a New Zealand university to travel overseas for short periods to present research work at conferences, and/or conduct research ... More >>

High performance squad selection for Nicole

Friday, 21 November 2014, 12:36 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato Hillary scholar Nicole van der Kaay is one of nine athletes selected for Triathlon New Zealand’s 2015 High Performance Squad. More >>

Mental health and Pasifika students’ intimate relatinships

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 5:31 pm | University of Waikato

The mental health of young Pasifika tertiary students will be focus of a new study by University of Waikato psychology researcher Byron Seiuli. More >>

Scholarship paves the way to Antarctica

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 5:18 pm | University of Waikato

Thanks to a Research Institute Scholarship, Clare Beet is off on her first trip to Antarctica to study the effects of climate change on invertebrates. More >>

Conference dishes the dirt

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 4:06 pm | University of Waikato

Researchers will be digging the dirt on soils next month when the University of Waikato hosts the New Zealand Society of Soil Science (NZSSS) Conference. More >>

Waikato IT girls leading the way

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 1:33 pm | University of Waikato

A group of students from Waikato Diocesan School for Girls have taken their interest in computer science to the next level, by creating an IT Girls Club as part of an ongoing partnership with the University of Waikato’s Faculty of Computing & Mathematical ... More >>

Café Scientifique in search of new planets with astronomer

Monday, 17 November 2014, 11:36 am | University of Waikato

November’s Tauranga’s Café Scientifique will host Dr Grant Christie, astronomer at Auckland’s Stardome Observatory and Planetarium. Dr Christie will provide an overview of new observational techniques that may allow the atmospheres of extra-solar ... More >>

Top scholarship for former Kaitaia College student

Friday, 14 November 2014, 10:24 am | University of Waikato

A late night phone call can be a worrying thing for any parent. But John Bell’s folks Allan and Amanda had nothing to worry about when he rang them at about 11.30pm recently. More >>

Changed guidelines lead to more firsts for cybersecurity

Friday, 14 November 2014, 10:10 am | University of Waikato

A Vanuatu student has contributed to the ever-increasing list of firsts being achieved by the University of Waikato’s cyber security programme. Jeff Garae initially came to the University in 2013 as part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) ... More >>

Trio chase world record across Australia

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 12:03 pm | University of Waikato

They’ll face dehydration, fatigue, snakes and sand, but University of Waikato students Tim Chittock and his girlfriend Maddie Hansen, along with Tim’s younger brother Hugh, reckon it will be worth it to raise awareness for epilepsy. More >>

World class researcher honoured

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 11:14 am | University of Waikato

When Ian Witten arrived at the University of Waikato 22 years ago he was known for his expertise in data compression, but his interests soon switched to machine learning and data mining and, later, digital libraries. More >>

Waikato student’s design a trail blazer

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 12:12 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato engineering student Luke Sinclair has designed an ultralight wood-fired stove that can boil a litre of water in less than 10 minutes. More >>

Lecture: High-tech life threatens alienation from nature

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 2:19 pm | University of Waikato

As peoples’ lives become increasingly high-tech, they need to actively connect with the outdoors or they could become alienated from nature altogether. More >>

Waikato University researchers awarded four Marsden grants

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 2:13 pm | University of Waikato

Investigating whether a ‘sin’ tax would reduce consumption of things that are bad for our health is the subject of one of four projects led by University of Waikato researchers that has been supported in the latest round of Marsden Funding. More >>

Flood risk management in the 21st century

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 9:48 am | University of Waikato

How do societies manage uncertain environmental risks? Why is flooding so hard to manage? And how can we make water proof buildings? Professor Iain White, from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, is an international expert in the field of environmental ... More >>

Waikato grad crunching numbers for ANZ

Monday, 3 November 2014, 12:24 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato Computer Science graduate Claudia Wu spends her days making sense of numbers to ensure ANZ is lending responsibly. With a background in computer science, statistics and data mining, Claudia’s position as a senior portfolio analyst ... More >>

A Celebration of German History

Monday, 3 November 2014, 12:15 pm | University of Waikato

The fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989 was a significant event in German history and led to substantial social and political changes in Central and Eastern Europe. More >>

Search for Beryllium partner wins 3MT Competition

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:00 pm | University of Waikato

The 10 finalists were cool, calm and collected as they took to the stage to give their presentations at the Three Minute Thesis competition. Each of the University of Waikato PhD students had three minutes and a static Power Point slide in which ... More >>

Snake Robot to the rescue

Friday, 31 October 2014, 12:12 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato Master of Engineering (ME) student Pinwei Jin has designed and built a remote control robotic snake, which he hopes will be used in the future for rescue operations. More >>

School of Māori and Pacific Development celebrates five PhDs

Friday, 31 October 2014, 10:57 am | University of Waikato

In an historic day for the University of Waikato’s School of Māori and Pacific Development, five of its PhD candidates graduated at Te Kohinga Mārama Marae on 21 October. More >>

 

 

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