Shalini Guleria

Master of Science

Biological Sciences

Key Info

  • Master of Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • UOW Masters Research Scholarship
  • WETA Digital Gold Scholarship
  • Summer Research Scholarship
  • Toptal Women’s Global Scholarship (1 of 5 worldwide!)
  • Waikato Students' Union Director
  • Waikato International Students' Association President
  • Asia New Zealand Foundation Leadership Network
  • Three-month internship in Taiwan at Industrial Technology Research Institute
  • Engineering NZ Young Engineers Presentation Award
  • Postgraduate Science Conference Award
  • NZ Emerging Leader Awards Finalist
  • Waikato Graduate Women Educational Trust Masters Award
  • IPENZ Design Award
  • Graduate Science Conference Award
  • TODD Foundation Excellence Award
  • Excellence in Chemical and Biological Engineering Design Award
  • Golden Key Member and President
  • Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards – National Runner-Up in 2014 & 2016

Shalini came to Waikato to study a Bachelor of Engineering, and chose Waikato for its central location and collaborative culture. "I’m so grateful that I chose this path because thanks to Waikato, I discovered my passion for research."

After completing her Bachelor degree, she enrolled in a Master of Science during which time she had the idea to create the Science Box after hearing a young girl say that science was 'too hard'. The programme was developed to bring back the magic of science to young kids.

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