Cracking the code: high school students create their own apps
Twenty-two students from four Victorian high schools attended Hack IT, a day-long workshop presented by NICTA and Digital Careers. Hosted at the University, the students had the opportunity to design their own travel tour apps for the City of Melbourne.
Top international prize for alumna and Robogals founder Marita Cheng
Engineering and IT graduate and founder of Robogals, Marita Cheng, has been honoured with a prestigious international award in recognition of her ongoing work to promote engineering and technology as a career path for young women.
Leading polymer researcher tells the story of the plastic banknote in new book
Prime Minister’s Prize winning researcher and Honorary Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Professor David Solomon has launched a book outlining the development of Australia’s revolutionary plastic banknotes.
NBN benefits regional centres, but rural Australia is still left wanting
Researchers from the Department of Computing and Information Systems, Dr Bjorn Nansen, Jenny Kennedy and Dr Martin Gibbs have co-authored an article for The Conversation that investigates how rural and regional Australians are experiencing services offered by the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Can we create an energy efficient Internet?
With the number of Internet connected devices rapidly increasing, researchers from Melbourne are starting a new research program to reduce the energy consumption of such devices.
MAP startup teams bound for Silicon Valley
The University of Melbourne’s in-house entrepreneur accelerator, the Melbourne Accelerator Program, (MAP) is headed to Silicon Valley.
Mechanical Engineering students honoured with Orica Design Prize
Three Mechanical Engineering students are the joint winners of the Orica Design Prize, recognising their outstanding project work undertaken as part of Mechanical Engineering design subjects during 2014.
Wade Institute to foster next generation of entrepreneurs
A new institute dedicated to developing the next generation of entrepreneurs has been made possible thanks to a $10-million donation from University of Melbourne alumnus Peter Wade.
MSE hosts leading international engineering education conference
Students and academics from Asia, Australia and Oceania will come together to work on potential engineering collaborations and exchange big ideas at the Asia-Oceania Top University League on Engineering, which the Melbourne School of Engineering hosts from 26 – 28 November.
Engineering alum’s app to help people make smarter financial choices
When it comes to managing money, many people on average incomes would not consider consulting a top financial planner. However alumnus and entrepreneur Andrew Lai is hoping to change that, with a new app to make financial advice accessible to all.
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