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December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

  • Managing your own data [27 October 2015]

    Managing your own data

    Our personal data is everywhere and should be controlled and managed by us, not others, a University of Sydney expert will argue at this week’s ACM Multimedia Conference in Brisbane. More...

  • A student trifecta for Sculpture by the Sea [23 October 2015]

    A student trifecta for Sculpture by the Sea

    Three sculptures created by students from the University’s Faculties of Architecture, Design and Planning, and Engineering and Information Technologies are among 107 artworks by artists from 19 countries on show until 8 November. More...

  • Our first Lendlease Bradfield Scholar [22 October 2015]

    Our first Lendlease Bradfield Scholar

    A big vision for Sydney’s future that would have us all residents of central living districts (CLDs) has won 20-year-old first year undergraduate student Caitlin Hanrahan the inaugural Lendlease Bradfield Urban Vision Scholarship. More...

  • Rippa robot takes farms forward to the future [21 October 2015]

    Rippa robot takes farms forward to the future

    The robotic labour foreseen by the film "Back To the Future" is becoming a reality with devices such as RIPPA.More...

  • Mad for Madmaker [20 October 2015]

    Mad for Madmaker

    Students across Australia have gone mad for Madmaker an online STEM challenge launched this week by the University of Sydney. More...

  • Academics honoured for their contribution to technological innovation [16 October 2015]

    Academics honoured for their contribution to technological innovation

    Three University of Sydney researchers, Professors Robert ParkSalah Sukkarieh and Branka Vucetic, have been named as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. More...

  • Focussed on food [8 October 2015]

    Focussed on food

    Twelve food manufacturers and biotech industry representatives are meeting today at the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre to discuss ways of increasing innovation in their industries..More...

  • Punting on an engineering career [30 September 2015]

    Punting on an engineering career

    While most of his AFL footy mates were off on school holidays, Marcus Valastro travelled thousands of kilometres to further his education this week. More...

September 2015

August 2015

  • John Grill Centre appoints new head of infrastructure [26 August 2015]

    John Grill Centre appoints new head of infrastructure

    New executive director Garry Bowditch to create a world-class applied research and thought leadership program in infrastructure. More...

  • Project leaders make an impact [10 September 2015]

    Project leaders make an impact

    The achievements of the first cohort of the Executive Leadership in Major Projects program (ELMP) were acknowledged at a celebration dinner in August. Over the past year, members of the cohort – who are working in some of Australia’s and the world’s leading infrastructure, oil and gas, telecommunications, construction, and banking and finance corporations – developed their leadership capability to ensure future success for their business defining projects.More...

  • Philanthropy backs bots [19 August 2015]

    Philanthropy backs bots

    An anonymous $1.5 million donation to University of Sydney robotics research announced last night aims to make robotic technology accessible to the average Australian farmer. The donation will support the Farmbot for the People project. More...

  • Proof is in the breakfast cereal [11 August 2015]

    Proof is in the breakfast cereal

    The science of snap, crackle and pop has expanded beyond the breakfast bowl with researchers from the universities of Sydney and San Diego State using puffed rice cereal to explain the movement and crushing of porous materials when compressed. More...

July 2015

June 2015

  • Top 100 for engineering dean [29 June 2015]

    Top 100 for engineering dean

    The University of Sydney's Professor Archie Johnston has been named as one of Australia's most influential engineers by the profession's peak industry body, Engineers Australia. More...

  • Does baby snore like dad? [25 June 2015]

    Does baby snore like dad?

    Babies who snore are widely under diagnosed according to Australian researchers investigating less costly and more effective methods of identifying sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (SAHS) in infants. More...

  • World experts join University’s biomedical program [22 June 2015]

    World experts join University’s biomedical program

    The University’s biomedical engineering undergraduate program will receive student and research support from industry experts with the appointment of two adjunct professors - Drs Steven Farrugia and Jeffrey Armitstead. More...

  • Scale-free gives humans a competitive edge [17 June 2015]

    Scale-free gives humans a competitive edge

    Humans arrange themselves into scale-free networks to give themselves a competitive edge according to research published this month in Nature: Scientific Report. The work conducted by University of Sydney researchers expands on the work done by famous game theorist John Nash by considering the limitations to human logical thinking and modelling human societies as networks. More...

  • $4M research grant to innovate prefabricated housing industry [12 June 2015]

    $4M research grant to innovate prefabricated housing industry

    Last month a significant $4 million research grant was awarded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) to establish a training centre over the next four years, which will unlock the enormous potential of Australia's prefabricated housing industry. More...

  • Detecting blood clots with a portable device [10 June 2015]

    Detecting blood clots with a portable device

    Blockages in lung arteries could be diagnosed safely in real-time helping as many as 20,000 respiratory patients in Australia each year with emerging technology being developed by electrical engineering researchers at the University of Sydney. More...

  • Research goes nuts - architects and engineers to develop new Microtimber [3 June 2015]

    Research goes nuts - architects and engineers to develop new Microtimber

    Macadamia shells are already used as a biofuel. Australian researchers are now proposing to use the nut's extraordinary properties as a basic element in a new Microtimber, made using pioneering 3D-printing technology. More...

  • Robots of the Caribbean [3 June 2015]

    Robots of the Caribbean

    An international marine robotics team including a University of Sydney researcher has conducted a preliminary search of Port Royal capturing large scale images of the infamous sunken pirate city. More...

May 2015

  • Bringing hypersonic flight closer to reality [1 May 2015]

    Bringing hypersonic flight closer to reality

    Two University of Sydney aeronautical engineering PhD researchers have been invited by the European Space Agency (ESA) to help realise the dream of travelling across the globe at seven times the speed of sound. More...

April 2015

  • Sky-high refuelling for UAVs [23 April 2015]

    Sky-high refuelling for UAVs

    University of Sydney researcher Daniel Wilson has designed and successfully tested a method for autonomously docking drones for refuelling or recharging, in mid-air. More...

  • New course recognises changing healthcare landscape [13 April 2015]

    New course recognises changing healthcare landscape

    As healthcare increasingly depends on the innovative use of modern technologies the University of Sydney has announced a first of its kind master's degree aimed at developing leaders in the emerging field of health technology - the Master of Health Technology Innovation. More...

March 2015

  • Donors' vision becomes reality: launch of STEM Academy for teachers [30 March 2015]

    Donors' vision becomes reality: launch of STEM Academy for teachers

    The Federal Minister for Industry and Science has officially launched the STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy at the University of Sydney. The first of its kind in Australia, the teaching academy is dedicated to excellence and innovation in the teaching of mathematics, science and technology. More...

  • Talking under water [18 March 2015]

    Talking under water

    In a first of its kind study, an international research team led by Dr. Oscar Pizarro from the University of Sydney's Australian Centre for Field Robotics, will use coordinated groups of underwater robots to conduct a data gathering expedition to expand our electronic view of the seafloor and overlying waters of Scott Reef, 400km north of Broome. More...

February 2015

  • Sights set on improving indigenous health through biomedical engineering [27 February 2015]

    Sights set on improving indigenous health through biomedical engineering

    An exceptional final high school year has secured young Sophee Savage, from Townsville a scholarship to study at the University of Sydney. The Pimlico State High School graduate is the University's first Biomedical Industry Partners Scholarship in Engineering Leadership for Indigenous Women recipient. More...

  • Computers should make us happier! [26 February 2015]

    Computers should make us happier!

    Two University of Sydney researchers are calling on developers to rethink their entire approach to designing computer software. Professor Rafael Calvo, School of Electrical and Information Technology and Dorian Peters, Faculty of Education and Social Work are urging developers to employ "positive computing" software methods in their design processes. More...

  • Needed for the hole in the head [5 February 2015]

    Needed for the hole in the head

    A biomedical engineering team based at the University of Sydney has developed a new low cost method for producing bone replacement implants for severely damaged skulls. The new 3D printing technique that enables clinicians to produce a patient-matched implant in a matter of days rather than several weeks. More...

  • Will robotics revolutionise the farm? [2 February 2015]

    Will robotics revolutionise the farm?

    Sixty of the world's top agricultural roboticists are meeting this week (2-6 February) for the Summer School on Agricultural Robotics (SSAR) at the University of Sydney to discuss future directions for the globe's horticultural and farming industries. More...

January 2015