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

 


Waikato University to offer $50,000 in science scholarships

27 May, 2013

Waikato University to offer $50,000 in science scholarships

Ten new research scholarships valued at $5000 each are up for grabs in B Semester, from the University of Waikato’s Faculty of Science & Engineering.

The School of Science Masters Research Scholarships are offered in specific, predetermined areas of research including volcanology, coastal systems, geothermal systems, aquatic ecology, plant ecology, plant ecophysiology, chemistry, extremophile microbiology and Antarctic microbiology.

Applicants should be eligible to enrol for the first time in a Master of Science in B Semester 2013 and must have an excellent academic record.

“These scholarships present a unique opportunity for top students to work alongside top researchers who have identified a range of interesting and novel research topics,” says Dean of Science & Engineering, Professor Bruce Clarkson.

Microbiologist Professor Craig Cary is just one of the supervisors available for the scholarship projects. Prof Cary will offer a student the chance to work towards understanding the distribution and function of Antarctic terrestrial microbial communities. As part of a large international terrestrial Antarctic program this project will focus on examining microbial communities in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica.

In addition, one successful candidate will work with Dr Adrian Pittari on research looking at giant pyroclastic flows from the early Taupo Volcanic Zone and deciphering ignimbrites from the Mangakino caldera.

Applications for all 10 scholarships offered close 19 June 2013.

Visit http://www.waikato.ac.nz/research/scholarships/ for full details and to apply.


Microbiologist Professor Craig Cary will offer a student the chance to work in his lab researching Antarctic terrestrial microbial communities.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Art: World Premiere Of In Pursuit Of Venus [infected]

World Premiere of in Pursuit of Venus [infected] opens this Saturday at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki More>>

Fashion: The 11th ID International Emerging Designer Winner Announced

Emerging Kiwi fashion designer Steve Hall has taken out the top prize at the 11th annual iD International Emerging Designer Awards held at the Town Hall in Dunedin, New Zealand. More>>

Review: Singin’ In The Rain

Singin’ in the Rain , the wet and wonderful musical production all the way from London’s West End, officially opened at St. James Theatre in Wellington. More>>

Francis Cook: Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War – First Look

Te Papa today allowed media access to their new exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War . The exhibition was curated with help from Weta Workshop to deliver an immersive, realistic and even disorienting experience. More>>

ALSO:

Bats Theatre: Letters From The Front Brings ANZAC Letters Alive

Inspired by centenary commemorations, improv troupe Best on Tap is producing a show based on real-life letters sent to and from New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news