In the past month Faculty of Science staff have made a variety of media appearances.
Early in September, two PhD students from the School of Biological Sciences featured on different programmes of Radio New Zealand National's Science programme Our Changing World:
Sarah Withers is doing work with the rifleman, covered in a segment titled "NZ's Smallest Bird" on 1 September
The next week Kate Lomas appeared for her work with the biology of weta, in the "Tree Weta Ears" segment.
Staff members from the Faculty also featured. Alexei Drummond from the Department of Computer Science has been modelling the evolution of infectious diseases, discussed on the 15 September programme.
In the 6 October programme Maarten Hoogerland from the Department of Physics spoke about his involvement in the measurement of helium atoms.
From the Department of Statistics, senior lecturer Ilze Ziedins has been awarded a grant from the Marsden Fund to investigate whether having more information can impact on people making better decisions on traffic/transport. The award was featured strongly in the 6 October New Zealand Herald article $53.8 million in science funding announced.
Radio New Zealand's Saturday morning programme for 8 October featured Niki Harre from the Department of Psychology.
She has produced a handbook on sustainability, Psychology for a Better World: Strategies to Inspire Sustainability.
In the latest appearance noted in this posting, Greg Holwell from the School of Biological Sciences featured in the 13 October Our Changing World to discuss his work with a native New Zealand species of praying mantis and an introduced South African species.
posted @ Monday, October 17, 2011 3:03 PM
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