Curtin Geochemist Wins ANZAAS Medal For Her Scientific Achievements



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Professor Grice, who is founding Director of the Curtin-based Western Australian Organic and Isotope Geochemistry Centre and based in Curtin’s School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, was presented the The Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS) Medal by Chief Scientist of Western Australia, Professor Peter Klinken AC, yesterday at the University’s Bentley campus.

Curtin University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Professor Chris Moran congratulated Professor Grice on receiving the medal, …

Almost 6000 Solar Panels To Power Flinders University Campus



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One of Adelaide’s largest solar arrays will soon provide one-fifth of the electricity needed to power Flinders University’s Bedford Park campus.

The project also sets the scene for the introduction of autonomous campus shuttles run on renewable energy.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling says the project involves the installation of 5,817 solar panels at Flinders’ Bedford Park campus, demonstrating continuing commitment to renewable energy and complementing Flinders’ reputation for exceptional research into clean energy technologies. …

Six Tips For Turning Your RMIT University Internship Into A Job



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Tim Pendlebury’s work-integrated learning (WIL) placement at Siemens was a springboard into a job at the global technology giant.

During his placement, Pendlebury worked on the Sustainable Urban Precincts Program (SUPP) and New Academic Street (NAS), helping senior Siemens engineers install building management systems across RMIT’s City campus. These systems help to control heating and ventilation to reduce energy and water use.

Pendlebury completed a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in 2017 and is now working as a Building Automation Design Engineer at Siemens. …

Two WSU Researchers Awarded Prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Awards



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Two Western Sydney University researchers, Dr Kate Umbers and Dr Genevieve Steiner, have been awarded the prestigious 2018 Young Tall Poppy Science Award – presented to Australia’s leading young scientific researchers and communicators.

The Award, presented by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS), recognises excellence in early career research, alongside a passion and capacity to communicate science to the community.

Dr Genevieve Steiner is a cognitive neuroscientist from the NICM Health Research Institute and the University’s Translational Health Research Institute (THRI). …

University Of Newcastle Researchers Recognized For Their Scientific Contributions



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Two emerging researchers from the University of Newcastle have been announced as winners of the prestigious 2018 NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards, which recognise the achievements of Australia’s outstanding young scientific researchers and communicators.

At a ceremony held in Sydney last night, Dr Andrew Gardner and Dr Serene Yoong were honoured for their vast contributions to the scientific field that have benefited the community and shared scientific knowledge with a range of audiences. …

James Cook University Rises In Global Rankings



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James Cook University has bolstered its standing as a world-class research university, with an authoritative global ranking listing the University in the top 300 of the world’s universities.

The 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has been released today by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy and ranks JCU in the top 201-300 group of universities.

JCU is one of only 15 Australian universities to be ranked in the top 300 of the world’s universities. …

Griffith University Scholarships 2018



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Griffith Remarkable Scholarship

A huge congratulations to Canadian student Keiran McCormick on winning a Griffith University Remarkable Scholarship. He’s studying Criminology and Criminal Justice and applied through KOM Consultants. Well done, Keiran!

Remarkable Scholarship is For: Exceptional students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework studies at Griffith University.  A Letter of Offer is required before lodging a scholarship application.

Award value and benefits: Scholarship covers 50% of tuition fees for the duration of an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree program. …

Medicinal Agriculture Hub Funded at La Trobe University



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La Trobe University has been recognised as a national leader in the emerging field of medicinal agriculture.

The University has welcomed the news that Australia’s first Research Hub for Medicinal Agriculture will be located at its Melbourne campus in Bundoora. The $27+ million initiative will combine extensive research and industry expertise to create new jobs and drive better health outcomes.

Federal Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced almost $5 million of funding towards the La Trobe-led Australian Research Council (ARC) Industry Transformation Research Hub (ITRH) for Medicinal Agriculture. …

Driving Force Behind Bond Pro Bono Law Clinics Recognized With National Award Nomination



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Bond University Associate Professor Francina Cantatore has been nominated for Academic of the Year in the prestigious Australian Law Awards to be held at the end of August.

Dr Cantatore, an academic at Bond University for the past seven years, is the Director of the Bond Law Clinic and was instrumental in the University setting up six law clinics after establishing the first in 2013.

Her passion for providing free legal services is a driving force behind the tireless work she does which includes teaching full-time and conducting academic research. …

Top Tips For Settling In To Your Home Away From Home At Waterford Institute Of Technology



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Looking for some ideas to help you settle into your new life? Take a look at the advice we’re offering to first year students following their big move

It has arrived. You’re finally a college student and you’ve survived your first week.  Before you know it, it will be Christmas and you’ll be facing into your first third level exams.

Getting used to a new city can be difficult, especially if it’s your first time away from home. …