Australian Postgraduate Research Intern (APR.Intern), Australia’s only national, not-for-profit all-sector, all-discipline, PhD internship program is helping to push industry innovation via collaboration with universities. APR.Intern matches companies with PhD students and supervising academics to undertake three to five month, tightly-focused research projects. Delivered by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, the program is open to all … Continue reading Doctorate program helping industry link with researchers
The NSW Government has announced support for the establishment of a new Sydney Quantum Academy with $15.4 million in funding, bringing together four universities in NSW. The Sydney Quantum Academy is the initiative of Macquarie University, UNSW Sydney, the University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney. It will help train the next generation of … Continue reading New Sydney Quantum Academy receives NSW govt funding
The Western Australian government has awarded $330,000 to 11 PhD fellowship winners working on innovative STEM projects. The funding for the Science Industry Fellowship program comes out of the state goverment’s $16.7 million New Industries Fund, which aims at supporting new businesses and diversifying the Western Australian economy. Among the projects that are being funded … Continue reading WA government provides funds for STEM research projects
Scientists have developed a 3D-printed robotic hand which can play simple musical phrases on the piano by just moving its wrist. The robot hand, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, was made by 3D-printing soft and rigid materials together to replicate of all the bones and ligaments — but not the muscles or … Continue reading Researchers develop 3D-printed piano-playing robot
Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this?