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Solomon Jones built a prototype for the “SmartBin” — a skip that reports waste weights in real time — in his garage during the pandemic lockdown in 2021. The world's first Waste Check System is now operating at Questacon.

24
Nov
2022

The coolest thing at Questacon is in the bin

Each year, 7.3 million tonnes of food waste are piled in Australian landfills, where they break down without oxygen, emitting greenhouse gases equivalent to those of the steel industry and the iron ore industry combined. ...

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21
Nov
2016

Engineering PhD student wins prestigious industry award

For the second year in a row, a PhD student from the Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering has taken out Student of the Year at the Australian Institute of Refrigeration,...

17
Nov
2016

IT student’s tech start-up for travellers

Entrepreneurial ANU student Jeanette Zhang has harnessed the skills she’s learnt through her IT degree to connect travellers with locals via a new web platform, Trajavu. The inspiration for...

17
Nov
2016

ANU graduates rated Australia’s most employable

Graduates from The Australian National University (ANU) have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide. The latest Global Employability University Ranking,...

14
Nov
2016

New way to make low-cost solar cell technology

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have found a new way to fabricate high efficiency semi-transparent perovskite solar cells in a breakthrough that could lead to more efficient and cheaper solar electricity. ...

09
Nov
2016

ANU joins global engineering scholars program

The Australian National University (ANU) has become the first Australian university to be accepted into the US National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program.

03
Nov
2016

Withstanding the test of time: influential ANU computer scientists awarded

Pioneering work undertaken in 2006 by a team including two current members of the Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Computer Science has been recognised for its significant influence in the programming languages...

02
Nov
2016

Hydro may boost share of renewables in electricity grid

Hydro power could provide cost-effective large-scale energy storage that can support high levels of renewable energy in Australia's electricity grid. The Australian National University (ANU) is leading a study to map potential...

01
Nov
2016

It’s official: our student associations are among the best on campus!

Fifty50, the Engineering Students Association (ESA), the Computer Science Students Association...

28
Oct
2016

ANU engineering student helps to diagnose coeliac disease at Harvard

An engineering undergraduate from the Australian National University (ANU) helped to design a capsule to enable more reliable and affordable diagnosis of coeliac disease at the 2016 Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Summer Institute...

26
Oct
2016

Celebrating 45 years of computer science at ANU

Former computer science staff and students gathered on Saturday 22 October to celebrate the 45th anniversary of computer science at the Australian National University (ANU).   Two events were held to celebrate – a...

26
Oct
2016

Bringing ideas to life at the 2016 TechLauncher Showcase

From an online game that helps students learn indigenous languages, to a start-up using technology to assist people grow fruit and...

24
Oct
2016

Students launch fitness and social networking app

Software engineering and IT students from the Australian National University (ANU) are tapping into the growing fitness and social networking industries, launching their own fitness app – PairFit. The four students - Andrew,...

21
Oct
2016

College Dean to take part in leadership expedition to Antarctica

Five women from across the ANU campus are taking part in the inaugural Homeward Bound Australian-led leadership expedition to Antarctica. Homeward Bound is a year-long program that involves 76 women internationally from a range...

07
Oct
2016

EXITE-ing opportunities for girls in STEM

17 girls in years eight – 10 have come together these school holidays to fuel their passion for maths and science, and discover how rewarding technology and engineering careers can be. Held over three days, the inaugural Canberra...

06
Oct
2016

ANU engineers awarded for innovative research

A team engineers from the Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering at ANU have been awarded for their innovative research on transferring power and information through wireless signals. Dr Ali Nasir, Dr...

03
Oct
2016

80 ANU students. 30 college students. 24 hours. One ANU Innovation Challenge!

On Friday 16 and Saturday 17 September, ANU students, college students and ANU academics formed teams, working together to find solutions to problems within the humanitarian, health and data analysis fields. Teams presented an...

30
Sep
2016

Nominate now: ANU Alumni Awards 2017

Help us celebrate the ideas, creativity, research and contributions of our engineering and computing alumni by nominating an outstanding graduate for an ANU Alumni Award. The 2017 ANU Alumni Awards recognise alumni and students...

27
Sep
2016

Quantum computing a step closer to reality

Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have brought quantum computing a step closer to reality by stopping light in a new experiment....

21
Sep
2016

Students inspired to achieve gender equity in STEM

Image (L-R): Emily Campbell, Francesca Maclean, Emily Rose Rees and Katie Ward. Four students from the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science have cemented their vision to achieve gender equity in STEM (science,...

15
Sep
2016

PhD students awarded at international conference

Two PhD students from the Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering (RSEEME) at the Australian National University have received awards at the world’s largest Photovoltaic Solar Conference. Thomas Allen and...

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