Science

Some of the most pressing environmental concerns of our times will be explored in a suite of exhibitions opening at UNSW Galleries this week.

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In fields ranging from infectious diseases and palaeontology, to solar and chemical engineering, ten UNSW researchers and a research institute are finalists in six prestigious Eureka Prizes.

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Nature has named UNSW the region's top 'Rising Star' for its impressive increase in publications in prestigious scientific journals between 2012 and 2015.

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When people think of science celebrities, they think of men. Emma Johnston argues that more needs to be done to highlight the role of women in science.

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Physicist Dane McCamey has been named NSW Young Tall Poppy of the Year, one of four UNSW researchers recognised for excellence in science and science communication.

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UNSW has joined an Australia-first pilot program to improve the promotion and retention of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine.

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Australia may win the race to build a revolutionary quantum computer, but UNSW global research leader Michelle Simmons warns that without investment we risk losing the industry offshore.    

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UNSW is hosting Power of Engineering – a full day of events, talks, workshops and hands-on activities for 160 girls in Years 9 and 10.

Scientists in the lab

Should Australia invest in more or fewer fellowships, and should they be for junior or senior researchers, asks Merlin Crossley.

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Contrary to some claims, scientists are very active in communicating their research to a wide audience in a variety of ways, writes Merlin Crossley.

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