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20th September 2018

Can a beanie be as safe as a helmet?

An entrepreneurial QUT engineering student has invented a shape-shifting beanie to give snow-goers a more comfortable alternative to a helmet.

20th September 2018

The fair dinkum ‘dummy’ inspiring life-saving flying robots

The world’s biggest airborne robotics challenge is set to touch down in rural Queensland next week (24-28 September), with more than 150 competitors from Australia and around the world.

18th September 2018

Plenty of WiT at QUT

Researchers proved there’s no shortage of WiT at QUT, with two winners and another five finalists recognised at the 2018 Women in Technology (WiT) Awards Gala in Brisbane on Friday.

17th September 2018

Start QUT for free while you’re still at high school

When Jarod Lam started attending lectures at QUT, he was still heading off to high school every day.

17th September 2018

Model bridge researcher earns PhD

It took eight years of dedicated research into the structural health of bridges – and building the world’s most complex model of a truss bridge – to earn QUT engineering lecturer Dr Craig Cowled his PhD this year.

12th September 2018

New defence against 'superbug' infections

Tiny implanted 3-D printed scaffolds infused with antibiotics could revolutionise the way doctors prevent deadly ‘superbug’ infections post-surgery, saving lives and long hospital stays.

6th September 2018

QUT leads new hydrogen pilot plant

QUT will lead a $7.5 million research project to establish a pilot plant producing hydrogen from renewable energy.

5th September 2018

We prefer our robots more ‘human’ thanks: QUT research

An article just published in Science Robotics suggests people are more willing to respond to a social robot with ‘humanoid’ qualities rather than obviously mechanical ones when given the choice.

4th September 2018

Eureka! National award for Professor Lidia Morawska

QUT Professor Lidia Morawska's outstanding research into air quality and its impact on human health has been recognised with the 2018 Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research.

31st August 2018

Robot reef protector sees a new way to check Great Barrier Reef health

An underwater drone that can keep watch on reef health and accurately identify and inject the devastating crown-of-thorns starfish is ready to be put to the test on the Great Barrier Reef, as a result of a collaboration between QUT, Google and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

31st August 2018

River experts call on Trump to protect waterways

QUT researcher Dr Catherine Leigh is one of 17 science and management experts worldwide who are calling on President Donald Trump to ensure protection of temporary waterways across the United States.

28th August 2018

Citizen science project scores results for Queensland students

A QUT coral reef researcher, who has been working with high school students to undertake novel marine research in their classroom, is investigating whether the teenagers have made their own, new scientific discovery.

28th August 2018

Fantastic bots and where to find them

Remember Cartman? Not US sitcom South Park’s most pugnacious character, but a super-savvy robot, built from scratch by the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision (ACRV)’s team who aced last year’s Amazon Robotics Challenge in Japan.

21st August 2018

Because of her: QUT celebrates Indigenous women

Poet and activist Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Queensland’s first Indigenous magistrate Jacqui Payne and Triple J favourite Thelma Plum were among the Indigenous women celebrated at this year’s Murri-Ailan Way festival at QUT.

7th August 2018

Tony McAvoy SC is QUT Alumnus of the Year 2018

Australia's first Indigenous Senior Counsel Tony McAvoy graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from QUT in 1988. He was named QUT Alumnus of the Year 2018 today and also received the Faculty of Law’s Outstanding Alumni Award.

6th August 2018

Citizen scientists dive into reef protection project

Log on to your laptop. Start swotting up on sea life. Millions of everyday Australians are being encouraged to take a ‘dry dive’ on the Great Barrier Reef, as part of a first-of-its-kind, citizen science project.

6th August 2018

Australian research lifts the lid on lipids to prevent dry eye

Australian researchers have made an important breakthrough in understanding the composition of the tear film that protects our eyes, leading to more effective treatments for dry eye disease.

3rd August 2018

QUT works with ABS to boost use of big data

QUT has signed a major new project agreement with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), as the organisations focus on the use of big data and powerful technology to keep Australia at the cutting-edge of statistical analysis.

3rd August 2018

QUT ARC Future Fellowships announced

A research project that mimics nature to create sustainable environmental and energy applications, and another focussed on helping the human body clock adjust to the impact of artificial lighting in homes and workplaces, are two of four QUT-based projects awarded more than $3.5M in Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (ARC) funding for 2018.

26th July 2018

QUT secures first Australian Research and Innovation Bridges project in Mauritius

Converting sugarcane trash to bioplastic will be the focus of an Australian-first research project involving QUT, the Mauritius Sugarcane Industry Research Institute (MSIRI) and major Mauritian sugar milling company Omnicane Ltd.

25th July 2018

Excellence awarded at QUT

QUT Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Margaret Sheil today presented Awards for Excellence for outstanding achievers across the QUT community.

14th August 2018

How can the Australian red meat industry become carbon neutral by 2030?

That was the question posed to a panel of experts from QUT and the Australian red meat industry.

23rd July 2018

QUT eSports Arena taps into $1 billion industry

Australia’s first university eSports gaming ‘arena’ will be showcased at the QUT Open Day this Sunday, July 29.

14th September 2018

STEM skills on show at Moreton Bay STEM Fest

Over 100 students from high schools in the Moreton Bay region impressed judges with their change making ideas and projects at the annual Moreton Bay STEM Fest held last week.

27th June 2018

Students jet to Japan for industry immersion

Six QUT students are gaining first-hand cultural and business insights through an immersive two-week program at the Tokyo headquarters of multinational company Mitsui & Co.

31st July 2018

Going global with a Volvo Group internship

QUT electrical engineering student Patrick Halpin is heading to Sweden to further his career aspirations through an internship within the Volvo Group.

14th June 2018

Rural teacher gains international recognition for STEM education innovation

QUT Education graduate and teacher Jess Schofield earned international recognition for her work in STEM education after being awarded LEGO Education’s Australian Teacher of the Year.

16th April 2018

Innovative QUT students awarded Westpac technology scholarships

Seven passionate QUT students have been named among the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation's Young Technologists for their incredible capacity to create meaningful change.

19th March 2018

Todd on track for golden graduation

QUT student Todd Crawford’s hard-earned record at university has earned him five prestigious CareerTrackers ‘Gold Diary’ academic awards – and recognition from Australia’s Prime Minister.

8th March 2018

Extreme engagement, inspiring future science high-flyers

Within the first few minutes, the children’s eyes grow wide. The classroom hubbub quickly dies down.As the presenter makes her first bold statement, kids lean forward in their chairs, transfixed by a new way of looking at science. Many have never seen it presented in such an exciting way.

23rd January 2018

QUT Science and Engineering Kindler Medallists announced

Two high-achieving engineering graduates, Nicholas Sterkenburg and Kaitlyn Lyons have been awarded the prestigious Kindler Medal.