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28 November 2018

Why study science at Sydney

Studying science has never been more important and choosing where to do it can be a tough decision. Here's the top reasons why we think you should study a science degree at Sydney.
28 November 2018

Dedicated blockchain project arrives at the University

A new partnership with distributed ledger platform, Fantom will support the University of Sydney by providing scholarships and a specialised blockchain project focused on safe, secure, and low-energy programming toolchains.

23 November 2018

New scholarships for CubeSat research

The scholarships are linked to projects in the ARC Training Centre for CubeSats, Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Their Applications (CUAVA).
21 November 2018

Farmers growing for good

National Agriculture Day motto is ‘Grow for good’, and we think that is worth celebrating. It is an opportunity to pause and consider all the good farmers do every day.
20 November 2018

Doomed star in Milky Way threatens rare gamma-ray burst

A star system shrouded in serpentine clouds, named Apep after the Egyptian god of chaos, is about to explode. Sydney researchers say that Apep's conditions are a perfect stellar storm to create a gamma-ray burst.
19 November 2018

Standing on the shoulders of silent giants

How this writer finds inspiration in our female forebears
19 November 2018

Our non-Indigenous allies: the story continues with an amazing woman in STEM

Celebrating biology alumnus and high school science teacher Dr Libby Sakker
19 November 2018

Opening doors with drug design

Gertrude Elion was a pioneer in chemistry and won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1988.
19 November 2018

The unknown Marie Curie

On 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was assasinated. A bizarre chain of events unfolded which, within a few weeks, launched the major European Great Powers into war.
19 November 2018

Where are the women in STEM?

Welcome to the final Science Alliance newsletter for 2018 which features, among other great topics, a focus upon women in STEM.
19 November 2018

Careers in science: where your science degree could take you

You may be wondering what a degree in science or mathematics could mean for your career. Rest assured – there is a huge range of opportunities waiting for you.
19 November 2018

Carp-culling project will be a one-hit wonder, experts warn

Associate Professor Joy Becker is a member of the National Carp Control Program Scientific Advisory Group. Her research suggests the CyHV3 virus will not overcome the carp's 'remarkable fecundity'.
15 November 2018

Dr Michael Bowen awarded NHMRC grant for novel autism research

University of Sydney researcher Dr Michael Bowen has won a $634,841 NHMRC project grant to develop new approaches for treating autism and improve the health and healthcare of children and their families living with autism.
14 November 2018

How research is helping to reduce prejudice between people online

Research by academics in the School of Psychology has shown that online interaction between groups that have historically been hostile or distrustful has brought people together and shifted prejudices.
14 November 2018

Mastering the art of science communication

Ketan Joshi is a Bachelor of Science graduate who is passionate about communicating science to the world. Find out why he chose to study science and where his career has led him.