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Curtin graduate scores top UK scholarships

Curtin University of Technology graduate Adrian Murdock has been awarded two of the most prestigious scholarships available in the UK, the Commonwealth Scholarship and the Clarendon Research Scholarship.

With a combined value of $250,000, the scholarships will enable Mr Murdock to study at the University of Oxford for three years while completing a DPhil in Materials. During his studies Mr Murdock will work alongside some of the world’s best scientists in the fast paced field of nanotechnology.

Calling all innovators

This December, Curtin University of Technology students will host the inaugural Australian stage of the international robotics competition, iNexus.

Held at Curtin’s Bentley Campus, this competition is an opportunity for students to build their own robots to contend against other teams from across Australia, with the winners going on to compete against the world’s best in India.

Young scientist watching the Ningaloo

Young Perth scientist Emily Twiggs is using Ningaloo Reef’s history to help predict the future of coral reefs in a constantly changing world.

Ningaloo is well-known as one of the best natural laboratories to monitor the response of coral reefs to changes in the Earth’s climate. Its pristine waters and untouched corals may provide a clear picture of the impact climate change can have on the natural environment.