Thursday, April 25, 2019

Here are the winners from the BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards 2019

This year's BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards 2019 showcased a myriad of talents in engineering, invention and innovation.

Extra-curriculars: how to get the most out of university and high school

Here's how to master the extra-curricular juggle in university, and put extra skills on your resume. It's the advice you'll wish you knew earlier.

Become a tech champion with robot soccer!

Did you know you can combine the Robocup with your study to count towards a degree from UNSW? These students are making the most of their robotics tournaments, and increasing their employability while they do it!

Design and build your own 50 kilogram robot

Imagine getting to design and drive your own two-metre-tall, 50kg robot. For the high school students taking part in the FIRST® Australia robotics comp, the sky’s the limit!

RMIT EnGenius showcases spectacular student engineering

If you could solve any problem with engineering, what would it be? That’s the brief behind the RMIT EnGenius showcase, the event that brings together 3rd and 4th year Engineering students with industry experts and the curious minds of the public.
Questacon Smart Skills

Getting smart with skills at Questacon

Careers in science aren’t always about research. Find out what a career in science communication looks like with the Questacon Smart Skills Initiative!
UNSW Science Bragg Writing Prize

Here are the UNSW Bragg Writing Prize winners for 2018

This year’s UNSW Science Bragg Writing Prize was themed around ‘Technology and Tomorrow’. This year's winners weren't lacking in creative interpretation. Read about cyborgs and transhumanism, accessibility in tech and 40 years of MRI technology.

What is an MRI? This powerful technology turns 40 years old

UNSW Bragg Writing Prize runner up, Sienna Ters answers the question 'What is an MRI?' in her informative essay. The MRI was discovered 40 years ago, but it's far from outdated. Sienna investigates just how essential this tech is to medicine today.

Biohacking the future

As biohacking technology embeds itself into our everyday lives, we may be prompted to ask: how long until we are more computer than human? UNSW Bragg Writing Prize runners up, Coco Dwyer and Ruby Mumford investigate the seemingly inevitable future of biohacking and transhumanism.

Tech support at the University of Canterbury

At the University of Canterbury, women from all areas of STEM get support, mentoring – and free coffee!
F1 in schools 2018 winners

Australians take gold at the F1 in Schools 2018 World Finals

F1 in Schools 2018 saw students using STEM skills to design, build and race cars just like the real deal in Formula One racing. Here's all the winners and grinners from this year's competition, and info on how you can get involved.
Pi written on blackboard, Number Crunchers competition

How many digits can you recite from pi?

Ashley Noesjirwan of Randwick Public School impressed the crowd at the Number Crunchers Competition by reciting pi to over 800 decimal places!

Macquarie’s new Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences shows you how the world works

Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences
The new Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences at MQ is the only course of its kind in Sydney, teaching students modelling, problem solving & data analysis.

Oceans and climate change: we’re on a countdown

oceans and climate change
Finding a solution to global warming in time will require an understanding of the complex processes behind climate and weather, which affect oceans and climate change.

4 science-backed ways to make the school holidays last longer

How to make time go slower: A woman's hand turns back the hands of a clock
If you feel like your holidays are skating by, here are 4 science-backed ways to make time go slower.