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2017 Robogals Science Challenge
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2017 Robogals Science Challenge

The Robogals Science Challenge is a nationwide competition that encourages girls aged from 5 to 15 to explore STEM fields by conducting science and engineering projects.

Dr Penny Cook with Ms Ashworth
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Melbourne welcomes support for Bionic Vision Technologies

The University of Melbourne has welcomed today’s announcement of a new $18 million (USD) investment in Bionic Vision Technologies (BVT), the commercialisation company of the former Bionic Vision Australia (BVA).

Pushing sludge: flushing waste out of wastewater treatment processes
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Pushing sludge: flushing waste out of wastewater treatment processes

Better sludge disposal could significantly reduce the cost of wastewater treatment.

One in three Australians report health problems from fragranced consumer products
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One in three Australians report health problems from fragranced consumer products

A University of Melbourne engineering researcher has found that one-third of Australians report health problems — ranging from migraine headaches to asthma attacks — when exposed to common fragranced consumer products such as air fresheners, cleaning products, laundry supplies, and personal care products.

Dr Kathryn Mumford wins international prize for Chemical Engineering
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Dr Kathryn Mumford wins international prize for Chemical Engineering

Dr Kathryn Mumford from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has been awarded a major international prize for early career chemical engineering researchers.

Melbourne launches world-first connected living transport lab
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Melbourne launches world-first connected living transport lab

The fringe of Melbourne’s CBD will become a connected transport living lab from this year, in an ambitious project that will connect data from vehicles, bicycles, transport infrastructure and more.