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June 13

Strengthening NZ's relationship with Asia

University of Waikato engineering student Shalini Guleria has just been selected as a member of the Asia New Zealand Foundation Leadership Network, chosen from a pool of over 200 applicants from around the world.

June 12

Expanding mangroves – burden or blessing?

Dr Erik Horstman from the University of Waikato's Coastal Marine Group will explore how mangroves play an important role in helping to fight the impacts of climate change, sea-level rise and coastal inundation at Café Scientifique in Tauranga on Monday 18 June.

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June 11

Improving health of new-born calves

Fieldays Scholarship winner Gemma Lowe has been awarded $22,000 to research infrared thermography (IRT) for the early disease detection of neonatal calf diarrhoea.

June 11

Master of Science student has bigger fish to fry

When Carlos Moraes first arrived in New Zealand he worked as a kitchen hand in some of the best seafood restaurants in Queenstown. Now, instead of frying fish he’s studying them for his Master of Science in Biological Sciences.

June 11

A new leader for NZ leadership society

Associate Professor Rachel McNae has been voted in as the National President of the New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society.

June 8

A boat race with a twist

Supporters surrounded the Oranga Lake last week as 26 student-built boats battled it out for the University’s annual Engineering Design Challenge. This year’s boat race was all about sustainability, and students designed their boats specifically to clear bits of plastic from the water.

Scott Brown and Thye Way

June 8

US ambassador drops in

US Ambassador Scott Brown was keen to hear about research being done in cyber security and crime science.

June 7

Sing to the elephants

Forget talking to the animals, Niamh Lovelock is taking her Bachelor of Music major in Voice all the way to an elephant sanctuary in Thailand where she plans to sing to them.

Cree and Frank web

June 6

What on Earth is that?

Scientists are using artificial intelligence to quickly identify pest plants and insects.

June 5

Gloves on to fight depression

Sponsored by the University, social science student Melanie Bach took part in a charity boxing tournament last month, after taking up the sport to manage her anxiety.

University of Waikato 50th Anniversary video