Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


New science labs blessed in dawn ceremony at Albany

Thursday, January 10, 2013
New science labs blessed in dawn ceremony at Albany


A dawn ceremony blessing the new Student Central Science Labs was held at the Albany Campus on Wednesday.

The blessing was led by Haahi Walker (Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara kaumātua) with support from his daughter Rita and Glen Willcox, and included a tour through the two-storey building.

Head of the Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Distinguished Professor Gaven Martin says the new labs will provide a great environment for undergraduate science students to learn in.

“These facilities are state-of-the-art and will support Massey’s many innovative programmes both in the new College of Heath and in the College of Sciences – it’s just great space and staff are really looking forward to getting in there and getting going. It’s a great way to start the year,” he says.

The new labs back on to the original Student Central building, which was officially opened in March 2012. The entire facility, with the addition of the labs, cost just over $21 million and it’s an investment Professor Martin says is essential to support the growing Albany campus.

The ground floor houses three physics teaching labs and an equipment room, with one lab able to be transformed into a completely dark environment for optics experiments. It is also home to technicians and tutors who will teach in the labs.

The second level has four biology labs of varying sizes with moveable walls to allow for changes in class sizes, and includes the latest ventilation technology and in-room bio-hazard showers.

An official opening ceremony for the building will be held when students are on campus.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Howard Davis: Never Too Old To Rock & Roll - Jethro Tull

As Greil Marcus recently observed in an NYRB review of Robbie Robertson's autobiographical Testimony, in rock and roll there is always an origin story. In the case of Jethro Tull founder Ian Anderson, he claims to have been influenced by his father's big band and jazz record collections and the emergence of rock music in the 1950s, but became disenchanted with the "show biz" style of early US stars like Elvis Presley... More>>

October: Alice Cooper Returns To NZ

It was March 1977 when Alice Cooper undertook his first ever concert tour of New Zealand – and broke attendance records. 40 years on and this revered entertainer continues to surprise and exude danger at every turn, thrilling audiences globally! More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: The Contemporary Relevance Of Denial

Denial has all the hallmarks of a riveting courtroom drama. Based on a 1996 British libel case that author David Irving brought against Lipstadt, the movie has been criticized as flat and stagey, but it nonetheless conveys a visceral clarity of vision and sense of overwhelming urgency. More>>

Obituary: John Clarke Dies Aged 68

Andrew Little: “I grew up with Fred Dagg and I am devastated by John Clarke’s death. He taught us to laugh at ourselves and more importantly laugh at our politicians.” More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Colin McCahon's 'on Going Out With The Tide'

Curated by Wystan Curnow and Robert Leonard, On Going Out with the Tide features major works that have been assembled from public and private collections across New Zealand and Australia. It focusses on McCahon’s evolving engagement with Māori subjects and themes, ranging from early treatments of koru imagery to later history paintings which refer to Māori prophets and investigate land-rights issues. More>>

Howard Davis: Rodger Fox Gets Out The Funk

By now a living New Zealand legend, band leader and trombonist Rodger Fox has performed with some of the biggest names in the jazz business, including Louie Bellson, Bill Reichenbach, Chuck Findley, Randy Crawford, Bobby Shew, Lanny Morgan, Bruce Paulson, Diane Schuur, Arturo Sandoval, David Clayton-Thomas, and Joe Williams, to name only a few. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news