2012 News Archive
Automated agriculture [11 December 2012]
Australia's potential to become the 'food bowl' of Asia has triggered a drive to develop robots for use in farming and agriculture and University of Sydney mechatronics experts are leading the way.
Quality and quantity - top ranking for engineering [6 December 2012]
The University of Sydney's Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies has received a top ranking of 5 - 'Well above world standard'- for engineering research performance in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results.
DragonFly win [6 December 2012]
Rural housing in provincial Vietnam can be hot and damp, but an innovative project developed by University of Sydney advanced engineering students may provide the solution to keeping them cool and dry.
Chinese language - breaking the chain [30 November 2012]
The written Chinese language is like a beautiful unbroken chain of symbols, say University of Sydney researchers who are developing IT solutions that will make information extraction from Chinese text easier and faster.
Success across the board in latest round of ARC grants [6 November 2012]
School of Civil Engineering academics will receive $380,000 to better understand and control fragmentation waves in granular systems subject to impact loading
Students focused on inspiring industry [2 November 2012]
Engineers pride themselves on being thinkers and problem solvers and today students from the University of Sydney have presented their novel ideas to more than 200 industry representatives who attended the annual Research Conversazione event.
Billion dollar skills stem from $20m gift [29 October 2012]
Multibillion-dollar mega projects like the NBN or Gorgon natural gas facility are an underappreciated new feature of the global economy because they are often seen as just a temporary means to a more enduring end.
Record $20m gift to establish new centre for project leadership [24 October 2012]
University of Sydney graduates will be better placed to lead major infrastructure projects around the world thanks to a record $20 million donation.
PhD researcher dances his way to international victory [19 October 2012]
A University of Sydney scientist has outclassed ballerinas, breakdancers and flaming hula hoops to dance his way to victory in the fifth annual 'Dance your PhD' competition.
Brogrammers win battle of the brains [4 October 2012]
It took five hours to answer the complex mathematical problems, but a team of young algorithm whizzes from the University conquered their nerves and their opponents to take out this year's South Pacific Regional Collegiate Programming Contest.
New partnership with Qantas will mean smarter flying [25 September 2012]
The University of Sydney and Qantas have entered into a four-year partnership to develop a flight planning system that will help the airline fly optimised routes, reduce fuel consumption and improve operational effectiveness.
Sydney touchdown for Airbus Vice President [20 September 2012]
Internationally renowned aerospace technologist will address University of Sydney aerospace academics and students on initiatives for a smarter, more environmentally friendly aviation future.
Re-engineered master's to produce more qualified engineers [11 September 2012]
A re-engineered postgraduate engineering program at the University of Sydney has received full accreditation from Engineers Australia, making it unique in Australian universities.
Teaching space wins audiovisual award [30 August 2012]
The University's new 'Learning Studio' in the PNR Building, located in the Engineering and IT Precinct, has taken out the 'Best Application of AV in Education' at this year's Audio Visual Industry Awards.
Bone, blood and cartilage regeneration [27 August 2012]
Synthetic materials developed by tissue engineers that may replace damaged bone in the body and encourage normal bone regrowth are to be discussed at a three-day international symposia being held at the University of Sydney.
Sydney improves in latest world rankings [16 August 2012]
The University of Sydney has again been rated among the world's top 100 universities, rising three places to 93 in thelatest Academic Rankings of World Universities.
Artful Algorithms [16 August 2012]
Money laundering and other suspicious behaviours will become more detectable with the refinement of a 2D graphic visualisation tool currently under development at the faculty
Developing a more rounded and work-ready PhD graduate [13 August 2012]
For Fulbright scholar and University of Sydney PhD candidate Dominick Ng there would be a certain irony in completing his degree without adequate communication skills.
Mars no limit for earthling engineers [10 August 2012]
Exploring Mars with roving robotics may become a virtual reality for remote and rural students as part of a program underpinning the National Broadband Network
Out of the fog [7 August 2012]
A parched inland village in Peru has an innovative water resource thanks to a simple 'fog harvesting' system installed by two University of Sydney honours students.
ARC Future Fellowships recognise groundbreaking research [25 July 2012]
Early- and mid-career researchers at the University of Sydney will help us manage climate change and food security, improve our detection of money laundering schemes, and increase the wellbeing of mothers and newborns thanks to new government funding announced today.
Students flying high at aero conference[12 July 2012]
Australia's aerospace industry is facing an exciting future, according to aeronautical and space engineering students. More
Advancing robotics [6 July 2012]
As robotic systems become more intelligent, more flexible, more autonomous and more adaptable to their surroundings, international robotics experts are gathering at the University of Sydney's Great Hall to discuss their future.
Engineering a dream [2 July 2012]
The educational dream of Aboriginal students will see them return to the faculty for a second workshop aimed at increasing opportunities for tertiary studies.
Interactive worktables, robots and collaborative learning on mobile devices are close to becoming a reality in Australia's classrooms.
How to teach science and computing in the age of big data [15 June 2012]
Earlier this week, Senator Chris Evans announced A$5 million worth of science communication grants for 63 projects as part of the Unlocking Australia's Potential program.
Savvy students' solution can cut costs of power bills [29 May 2012]
Consumers could save on power bills thanks to an energy saving solution devised by two savvy students at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Chair focused on innovation [22 May 2012]
Design researcher, practitioner and Australian Future Fellow, Professor Andy Dong has been appointed to the Warren Chair in Engineering Innovation at the University of Sydney.
Mid-year figures reveal female graduates at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies are reaching record numbers.
Reality bytes for high school teachers [12 April 2012]
An educational initiative designed by Google has the potential to produce brighter, smarter computer students at tertiary level, according to the University of Sydney's information technology experts.
Attracting the world's best students to the University of Sydney [20 March 2012]
Twenty-one academically outstanding international students will study at the University of Sydney this year after being announced as the inaugural recipients of the Sydney Achievers International Scholarships and the Dr Abdul Kalam International Scholarships.
Fulbright scholar will help computers understand us better [16 March 2012]
Research into how computers can better understand human language has won University of Sydney PhD candidate Dominick Ng a Fulbright Scholarship to spend eight months studying at UC Berkeley in the US.
Biomedical research advances through new Institute [14 March 2012]
The Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (BMET) will be officially opened this evening at the University of Sydney and will significantly advance this highly multidisciplinary research for life sciences and medicine.
Cartilage repair gel gives injuries a sporting chance [8 March 2012]
A cartilage gel being developed by tissue engineers and biochemists at the University of Sydney could bring increased mobility to people living with debilitating sports injuries.
Aquatic robot audits health of seabed [2 March 2012]
The watery depths of Western Australia's Ningaloo coast will be audited this week using an aquatic robot and technology developed by University of Sydney mechatronic experts.
Industry leader accepts chair's role at Engineering Sydney [28 February 2012]
The former chief executive officer of Leighton Holdings Limited, David Stewart, has accepted the role of chair of Engineering Sydney, the University of Sydney's industry-aligned body that collaborates and develops partnerships with business leaders and organisations.
Engineering images bring life to submerged city [9 February 2012]
Photo-realistic 3D mapping and digital reconstruction of an ancient underwater city in Greece have earned a team from the Faculty of Engineering & IT top honours in Canon Australia's Extreme Imaging competition.
Doubly ambitious [20 January 2012]
Kate and Ainslie Thompson share birthdays, looks and an aspiration to become engineers when they finish school next year.
Over eighty year 11 and 12 students from across Australia were given the opportunity to present their 'elevator pitch' to a panel of technology entrepreneurs.