Election of Eight Student Representatives of Academic Senate by Students of the University For the Term of Office 1 June 2018 – 31 May 2020 Notice is given under the Macquarie University By-Law 2005, Schedule 1 and Academic Senate Rules 7(4)(a-d) for the election by students of the University of: one student member from each […]
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If you have expertise in an area of science or engineering, or have a desire to learn about such things, then you may be eligible to become a MyScience@MQ mentor. Your role will be to support primary students in their quest to plan, conduct, analyse data and report findings of their own scientific investigation. You can play an important […]
Mulga the artist will be painting a Harmony Day-themed piece live on Wally’s Walk (in front of Muse) on Wednesday 21 March, from 11am – 2pm.
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Did you ever wonder why birds aren’t pulled down by gravity when they fly?
Simon Griffith, Professor of Avian Behavioural Ecology has the answer as part of The Conversation's "Curious Kids" series.
Maybe a little competition among academics is healthy!
With entries to this year’s Australian Museum Eureka Prizes closing soon, we looked at what academic competition means within a university ecosystem: http://macq.it/2p1UAbc
We caught up with Macquarie Engineering student and FIRST Robotics mentor Kathryn Delavere (Kat) this week at Olympic Park when she was helping the next generation of engineers see where their STEMM studies can take them while they built robots at the regional championships this week.
Kat mentored the teams of MQ-sponsored high school students in the weeks leading up to the competition as part of her PACE unit.
"I have been involved in FIRST for one year. I competed in LEGO robotics challenges in high school. When I was given the opportunity to be a part of the FIRST program I was very excited to be able to help build industrial-sized robots.
"You learn something new every week because there's always something new to do. One week we'll be learning computer modelling and design techniques, and the next week we'll be building gearboxes or programming the robot.
"The events are my favourite part of FIRST. Everyone is excited to compete and there are lots of great robots to see. FIRST has taught me how to work with engineers in a real-world environment to solve problems together."
Fun at the FIRST Robotics Regional championships continues this weekend 16-18 March.
More info: http://macq.it/1TLU37d
Are you a social entrepreneur?
Debbie Haski-Leventhal, Associate Professor in Management at Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), will reveal the secrets of how you can start a business to address problems such as access to clean water, sanitation and homelessness at a talk about social entrepreneurship being held on Wednesday 21 March.
Using famous social entrepreneurs as inspiration, Haski-Leventhal will explain what tools and skills businesses can use to address social and environmental challenges
Register to attend this special event which is part of the Macquarie University Incubator Speaker Series here:
Macquarie joins the rest of the world in mourning the passing of Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant minds of our time. Not only did he inspire many through his academic achievements, he brought great awareness and advocacy for those affected by Motor Neurone Disease.
Macquarie’s Motor Neurone Disease Research Centre is working tirelessly to find a cure for this debilitating disease – find out more: http://macq.it/2HyTevd
New census data today shows the number of people who are homeless in NSW has soared by more than one third, with overcrowding being blamed for the jump.
Lead researcher and Professor of Psychiatry at Macquarie University Medical School, Professor Olav Nielssen, said the increase comes as no surprise to professional workings in the sector.
"Putting aside the moral question of whether we should provide shelter for the most disadvantaged people in our society, there is a strong economic argument for providing basic housing for the homeless - the homeless generate service costs that far exceeds the cost of providing suitable housing" said Neilssen.
Nielssen's research into the problem was recently published in the Medical Journal of Australia, and showed there is an urgent need for more low-cost housing given the high rates of serious mental illness among the homeless. Read more: http://bit.ly/2FI8Z2v
"My MRes was focused on children born with short or absent bone in their leg, a condition called Longitudinal Fibular Deficiency.
"Doing an MRes provided a stepping stone to doing more research, which ultimately will mean I can help more patients than I can as one physiotherapist.
"I learnt how to work in a team of researchers, particularly the logistical steps involved; from coming up with a research question, all the way through to publishing a manuscript. I was confident of my ability to finish things in a timely manner, and started my PhD with much better research questions than I could have without doing the MRes prior." - Josh, Master of Research Graduate.
Miss out on our info session on 13 March? Well you can still get all the MRes information you need at our webinar on April 11. Register now: http://macq.it/2Gq7vLp
We are taking part in the University bioQuest challenge and we want your help! This is a worldwide program with Universities competing against each other to find out which campus has the most diverse range of animals.
According to Samantha Newton from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, 'the data collected through this competition contributes to the Atlas of Living Australia, which holds location data for Australian species, is vital to research and creates a fuller picture of species distribution across Australia."
Learn more and sign up now: http://macq.it/2oDfH3e