Household Products Greenwashed
Professor of Civil Engineering Anne Steinemann describes green, organic or non-toxic consumer products as “greenwashing” in an interview with GreenRoom Sydney.
Robotic arm to help those with limited mobility
A group of University of Melbourne students, lead by Marita Cheng, develop a robotic arm and improve the lives of people with limited mobility.
Student guest post: Exchange in Beijing
Student Ambassador and Master of Engineering (Biomedical) student Naomi Sutanto reflects on her Globex Summer Semester, a one-month exchange program to Peking University in Beijing, China.
Fume with a view: Consumer products and your indoor air quality
In the latest edition of the University of Melbourne’s Up Close Podcast, Professor Anne Steinemann from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering outlines the causes and consequences of poor indoor air quality and the potentially hazardous fumes generated by home cleaning and personal care products.
Women in Science & Engineering: lecture and panel discussion with Professor Suzanne Cory
Professor Suzanne Cory will present her acclaimed ‘People for Science’ lecture, discussing the scientific “brain drain” in Australia and the lack of women at science’s highest levels.
Dean’s Public Lecture – STEM Education: Underpinning our Innovation System
Despite the vital role STEM is set to play in our future, there is a continual decline in tertiary participation in key STEM subjects.Victorian Lead Scientist Leonie Walsh explores this complex issue in her public lecture, ‘STEM Education: Underpinning our Innovation System’.
Student project to help Nepalese women takes out national awards
A team of University of Melbourne first year students has taken out two prestigious awards at the national Engineers Without Borders Challenge with a project that aims to improve the lives of women in rural Nepal.
Alumni in Conversation: Kanchana Perera
Kanchana Perera completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) and a Bachelor of Computer Science in 2005; and then a MBA from the Melbourne Business School in 2013. We caught up with Kanchana recently and asked her a few questions about her time at University, and what she’s been up to since.
Report to Donors 2014
Philanthropically, 2014 has been an exceptional year for the School and we are grateful for the support from our donors.
Modelling the Visual Cortex with Parvin Zarei
Parvin Zarei, Biomedical Engineering PhD student at the University of Melbourne, is modelling how the visual cortex perceives motion transparency with Bionic Vision Australia. For her PhD, Parvin is creating a model to understand how the visual cortex, the part of the brain that enables us to see the world around us, interprets motion transparency.
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