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Dr Hannah Power

News • 28 May 2020

Faculty of Science researcher appointed to NSW Coastal Council

An experienced coastal scientist with a passion for environmental management, Dr Hannah Power from the School of Environmental & Life Sciences has recently been appointed as one of only seven members of the NSW Coastal Council.

News • 28 May 2020

Mathematicians forge on despite pandemic

While disruptions caused by COVID-19 are affecting conferences worldwide, mathematicians in the Faculty of Science are embracing cutting-edge technology to ensure important progress is not stifled.

News • 19 May 2020

Unique Women in STEMM scholarship program supports Early Career Researchers

In a first for an Australian university to help redress some of the systemic biases female academics face, the University of Newcastle has awarded fully-funded PhD candidate scholarships to six Women in STEMM Early Career Researchers.

Dr Khay Fong

News • 14 May 2020

Dr Khay Fong awarded 2020 ECR lectureship

Amid a competitive pool of applicants, Dr Khay Fong from the School of Environmental and Life Sciences has been announced as the 2020 recipient of the Australasian Colloid and Interface Society (ACIS) Lectureship.

Miss Emma Austin accepting award

News • 14 May 2020

Drought and rural wellbeing research awarded by The Royal Society of NSW

Recognised by a prestigious award from The Royal Society of NSW, PhD student Emma Austin, alongside the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and the Centre for Water, Climate and Land, researches the relationship between drought and wellbeing in rural communities – an issue of increasing importance as the climate crisis worsens.

A leopard

News • 14 May 2020

Botswana leopards reveal bushfires just tip of extinction crisis

After spending time in Botswana conducting research on leopards, Associate Professor Matthew Hayward has revealed that humanity is at a critical point when it comes to the global biodiversity crisis.

Children cooking

News • 1 May 2020

Maths, reading and better nutrition: all the reasons to cook with your kids

Through cooking children learn maths and comprehension skills, as well as how to be confident. Research also shows involving children in cooking helps them eat more healthily.

Brett Neilan speaking to ABC Science Show

News • 1 May 2020

First Nations Peoples knowledge key to new Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology

Professor Brett Neilan has appeared on the ABC’s The Science Show to discuss the importance of knowledge garnered by First Nations People in a new $35 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology (CoESB).

Dr Geoff MacFarlane

News • 1 May 2020

ARC Linkage Grant to investigate the impact of oestrogen on marine species

The Australian Research Council has awarded a $150,000 Linkage Grant to Dr Geoff MacFarlane, a Senior Lecturer for the  School of Environmental and Life Sciences within the Faculty of Science.

Woman doing yoga

News • 8 Apr 2020

Free fitness programs help graduates cross the finish line

To both promote community health and maximise graduate employability, the Faculty of Science has launched free, tailored fitness programs for all staff and students for remainder of 2020.

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Page of equations

Event • 3 Jun 2020 from 9:00am - 5 Jun 2020 until 5:00pm

Number Theory Online Conference

Bringing together researchers in all areas of Number Theory, CARMA will be hosting an interactive, online conference with participants across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.Conferences play a…

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