2011 News Archive
University of Sydney comes fourth in 2011 Formula SAE Australasia [19 December 2011]
The 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 [16 December 2011]
Students 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 [15 December 2011]
A 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.
Gates grant helps work on childhood malnutrition [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 [3 November 2011]
Dr 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.
The University of Sydney moves up world rankings [17 October 2011]
The University of Sydney has improved its results in the annual Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2011-2012
Anzac Bridge redesign wins students the popular vote [22 August 2011]
An 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.
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.
Travel into space with NASA astronaut [29 July 2011]
NASA Astronaut Gregory Chamitoff returns to the University of Sydney to talk about his latest mission on the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-134)
A $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.
National programming challenge targets school students [28 June 2011]
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 [20 June 2011]
Sydney Uni develops world's first specialised undergraduate project management degree
Sustainable and Prosperous India [10 May 2011]
In 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.
An 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.