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July 2012
Advancing robotics   View Summary
6 July 2012
Advancing RoboticsAs 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   View Summary
2 July 2012
Engineering dreamThe educational dream of Aboriginal students will see them return to the faculty for a second workshop aimed at increasing opportunities for tertiary studies.
June 2012
International conference looks to the classroom of the future   View Summary
29 June 2012
Classroom of the futureInteractive 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   View Summary
15 June 2012
Teaching science and computingEarlier 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.
May 2012
Savvy students' solution can cut costs of power bills   View Summary
29 May 2012
My PowerConsumers 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   View Summary
22 May 2012
Professor Andy DongDesign researcher, practitioner and Australian Future Fellow, Professor Andy Dong has been appointed to the Warren Chair in Engineering Innovation at the University of Sydney.
Engineering gender balance: female graduate numbers increasing   View Summary
21 May 2012
Female graduate numbers increasingMid-year figures reveal female graduates at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies are reaching record numbers.
April 2012
Reality bytes for high school teachers   View Summary
12 April 2012
Realilty BytesAn 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.
March 2012
Attracting the world's best students to the University of Sydney   View Summary
20 March 2012
International studentsTwenty-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   View Summary
16 March 2012
Dominick NgResearch 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   View Summary
14 March 2012
David FengThe 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   View Summary
8 March 2012
Cartilage repair gel 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   View Summary
2 March 2012
Auqatic RobotThe 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.
February 2012
Industry leader accepts chair's role at Engineering Sydney   View Summary
28 February 2012
David StewartThe 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   View Summary
9 February 2012
3d mappingPhoto-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.
January 2012
Doubly ambitious   View Summary
20 January 2012
Kate and Ainslie ThompsonKate and Ainslie Thompson share birthdays, looks and an aspiration to become engineers when they finish school next year.
High-schools students pitch ideas to technology entrepreneurs at summer school   View Summary
18 January 2012
NCSS 2012Over eighty year 11 and 12 students from across Australia were given the opportunity to present their 'elevator pitch' to a panel of technology entrepreneurs.