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Executive Dean of Sciences Awards for Excellence in Teaching 2014

The Faculty of Sciences is pleased to announce the Executive Dean of Sciences Awards for Excellence in Teaching 2014. 
Our winners are:
-          Dr Beth Loveys is the winner in the early career category (first five years of teaching experience).
-          Dr Tara Pukala is the winner in the category for more than five years of teaching experience.
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Honours for Honours student Gemma Gransbury

Gemma Gransbury, a Chemistry Honours student has won 2014 David Murray Scholarship in Sciences. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student enrolled in an Honours degree with consideration of their academic record. Gemma, currently under the tutelage of A/Prof Hugh Harris is studying ruthenium and osmium anti cancer drugs. Gemma started out her journey [...]

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Curious Question about the Colour of Capsicums

Ever wondered what the difference is between red and green capsicums? The science education crew from the TV show Scope posed this exact conundrum to our very own Associate Professor Amanda Able.
Amanda’s expertise is in plant science and is based out at the Waite campus of The University of Adelaide.
Check out the episode of Scope [...]

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Faculty of Sciences student wins the Young Achiever Flinders Ports Environment Award

PhD candidate Sarah Catalano has come a long way since 2010 when she was about to complete her Honours Degree!
Sarah has recently completed her PhD studying the dicyemid parasite fauna of southern Australian squid, octopus and cuttlefish species.  Sarah’s research has uncovered 10 new dicyemid parasite species, representing the first new species descriptions from Australian [...]

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University of Adelaide Sciences DNA expert close to solving the case of the unknown sailor from HMAS Sydney

Associate Professor Jeremy Austin, Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide has been working on this case for seven years and is now close to solving the mystery of the lone sailor. He has been using sample DNA from the sailor’s teeth to DNA from sailors relatives.
645 sailors perished [...]

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Faculty of Sciences Researchers develop a barley variety that extends the shelf life of beer

Jason Eglington’s Barley Breeding group from the Faculty of Sciences School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the Waite campus developed the new variety of barley aptly named ‘Charger’ in a three-way partnership with Carlsberg, Heinekin and the University of Adelaide. For brewing companies and indeed beer lovers around the world,  this is BIG NEWS.  [...]

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Two University of Adelaide Science students win DSTO scholarships

Congratulations to Nicola Bilton, Bachelor of Science (Laser Physics and Technology) and Emily Filmer, Bachelor of Science (Space Science and Astrophysics) who have both won scholarships with DSTO!
Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences student Vanessa Glenny was the third recipient of the scholarship.
The scholarship program was introduced last year for female undergraduate students at the University of [...]

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Welcome to new students from the Executive Dean of Sciences!

You’ve sailed through O’week!  Welcome to the first few days of your time with us at the Faculty of Sciences. This is an exciting and probably uncertain time for you, we understand that and we want to do whatever we can to make you feel at home with us. You are here because you have [...]

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Chemistry Spectacular 2013

Once again the School of Chemistry and Physics will be staging their exciting Chemistry stage show – Chemistry Spectacular
It will take place at the University of Adelaide’s Scott Theatre, Schultz Building, North Terrace (G5 on the map).
Chemistry Spectacular features thrilling experiments and amazing demonstrations which is enjoyed both young and old.
There are 2 shows:

High School [...]

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Faculty of Sciences Winners – 3MT 2013

Congratulations to Noby Leong (School of Chemistry and Physics) and Deborah Furst (School of Earth and Environmental Sciences), our two Faculty of Sciences finalists who will represent us at the University of Adelaide Final.
The University’s Final 3MT is held at the National Wine Centre on Tue 10th Sept @ 5.30-7.30pm
Well done guys and good luck!
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