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Faculty News

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

Professor Brett Neilan

News • 2 Apr 2019

Award of ARC Linkage Project - Mitigating the risk of cyanobacterial blooms in wastewater ponds.

Congratulations to Professor Brett Neilan on being awarded an ARC Linkage Project Grant entitled Mitigating the risk of cyanobacterial blooms in wastewater ponds for $456,527 for the period 2019-2021.

ERA 2018

News • 27 Mar 2019

Newcastle research excellence shines on world stage

The global impact and quality of the University's research has risen, with 95 per cent now rated ‘at or above world standard’, according to a rigorous and independent international benchmarking assessment.

News • 7 Mar 2019

$1.89 million in ARC funding grants to Faculty of Science researchers

Beach goers safeguarded by new drone tracking technology.

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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.

News • 26 Jul 2018

3MT Faculty Heat 2018

The Faculty of Science 3MT Heat was held last Friday 20th July 2018 and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all 18 Faculty of Science and 1 Faculty of Medicine HDR students who participated in the Faculty Heat.

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