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The Faculty of Science is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of our staff and students who have recently been recognised for their outstanding work in the areas of teaching, research or service and their commitment to excellence.

Awards and Achievements

News • 26 Mar 2019

Flora of the Hunter Book and Museum Exhibition Launch

A wonderful evening was had at the Newcastle Museum on Thursday 14 March for the Book Launch and Museum Exhibition Launch of “Flora of the Hunter”.

News • 7 Mar 2019

2018 VC’s Award for Early Career Researcher goes to …

Dr Elise Kalokerinos, Psychology

News • 11 Sep 2018

Associate Professor Peter Howley appointed STEM Ambassador

Associate Professor Peter Howley, Assistant Dean – (Outreach and Community)  Faculty of Science has been appointed as 1 of only 10 inaugural Science and Technology Australia STEM Ambassadors by Australia’s peak body in science and technology, Science & Technology Australia. More

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Grants, Innovation and Impact

News • 25 Jul 2019

New Grant Looks at Low SES Students, Success and Completion in Higher Education

Researchers investigate success in higher education from the perspective of students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds

News • 4 Jun 2019

Special Semester at the Bernoulli Center

The research group around ARC Laureate Fellow George Willis was recently granted a special semester at the Bernoulli Center in Lausanne, Switzerland to take place in the second half of 2020.

News • 3 May 2019

The Aussie slug that can superglue its predators for days

Research scientists at the University of Newcastle have shown that the red triangle slug (Triboniophorus graeffei) produces a sticky defence mucus when disturbed that is strong enough to glue down predators for days.

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News • 25 Jul 2019

Cultural immersion in indigenous land management

On Saturday 25 May, several Development Studies students and University staff joined members of the local Broke community for a rare immersive experience - attending a cultural burn facilitated by the Koori Country Firesticks Aboriginal Corporation.

Hunterwise team

News • 4 Apr 2019

Partnership sets year 8 girls on STEM path

Girls from two Hunter-based high schools seeking a higher education and career in STEM-related disciplines are closer to achieving their goals thanks to a partnership announced between HunterWiSE, Newcastle High School, Callaghan College and Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group.

News • 29 Mar 2019


Faculty of Science’s 'Woo, NEW, and You!' event was a huge success - filled with fun, education and laughter, the event exponentially increasing student interest in mathematics and statistics.

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