2011 News archive

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December 2011
University of Sydney comes fourth in 2011 Formula SAE Australasia   View Summary
19 December 2011
University of Sydney FSAE teamThe 2011 Formula SAE-Australasian competition ended in Melbourne with a great result for the University of Sydney team, finishing in fourth place.
Revitalisation of engineering and IT precinct   View Summary
16 December 2011
PNR BuildingStudents studying engineering, IT and project management will benefit from new state-of-the art teaching and learning facilities during 2012.
Caching Protocols Move to Cloud to Make High Performance Computing Cheaper   View Summary
15 December 2011
Prof Albert ZomayaA new cloud cache system using well known caching protocols gives users with large data requirements the computational grunt they need without having to invest in more hardware.
November 2011
Gates grant helps work on childhood malnutrition   View Summary
8 November 2011
Team, led by Dr Alistair McEwan from the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, to receive a US$100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to further develop a non-invasive, solar-powered device measuring body fat in newborns.
Cooling Electrical Goods and Electricity Networks   View Summary
3 November 2011
Dr Dylan LuDr Dylan Lu's research into improving the efficiency and quality of power conversion for consumer electronics and photovaltic power systems aims to increase the longevity lifespan of electrical goods and electricity grid hardware.
October 2011
The University of Sydney moves up world rankings    View Summary
17 October 2011
Times Higher Education (THE) World University RankingsThe University of Sydney has improved its results in the annual Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2011-2012
August 2011
Anzac Bridge redesign wins students the popular vote   View Summary
22 August 2011
The Anzac BridgeAn innovative plan to tack two extra lanes onto the Anzac Bridge, allowing for pedestrians and light rail, has won two University of Sydney engineering students the popular vote in a corporate engineering competition and $4000 each.
July 2011
Dr Kalam scholarships scheme encourages further study for international students    View Summary
29 July 2011
Dr APJ Kalam, former president of India and distinguished scientist and technologist, has demonstrated his support for international students wishing to study engineering and IT at the University of Sydney with the establishment of a new merit-based scholarships scheme.
A journey through space: the final flight of the space shuttle endeavour   View Summary
29 July 2011
Greg ChamitoffNASA Astronaut Gregory Chamitoff returns to the University of Sydney to talk about his latest mission on the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-134)
Microsoft grant boosts stroke, cardio disease detection devices   View Summary
18 July 2011
Dr Alistair McEwanA $100,000 Microsoft fellowship awarded to a lecturer leading the University of Sydney in the emerging field of bioelectronics will accelerate the development of electrical devices used to diagnose and monitor stroke and cardiovascular disease.
June 2011
National programming challenge targets school students   View Summary
28 June 2011
The programming challenge is open to high school students across the country.The University of Sydney is calling on high school students with a penchant for computer programming to take part in its annual programming challenge.
University of Sydney develops world's first specialised undergraduate project management degree   View Summary
20 June 2011
Sydney Uni develops world's first specialised undergraduate project management degree
May 2011
Sustainable and Prosperous India   View Summary
10 May 2011
Dr KalamIn a visit hosted by the University of Sydney, Engineering and Information Technologies faculty, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam will share his vision of a sustainable and prosperous India at a public lecture on 19 May.
April 2011
University of Sydney replicates Mars Rover for Powerhouse Museum   View Summary
2 April 2011
Mars Rover at the Powerhouse MuseumAn operational model of NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers built at the University of Sydney will give high school students firsthand experience of robots that have provided invaluable data on the red planet.