News Archive 2013
The official launch of the University of Wollongong’s Global Challenges Program was held on December 3.
University of Wollongong Vice Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Judy Raper were among the more than 100 people who attended the event, which was held on main campus at the SMART Infrastructure Facility.
The University of Wollongong’s Global Challenges Program, Southern Councils Group and NSW Public Works’ Manly Hydraulics Laboratory will sign a memorandum of understanding on Friday 11 October, 2013 with the aim of working together to develop policies and processes to approach changes to coastal environments.
On 11th September 2013 the Global Challenges Program will launch a major new research project in the Sustaining Coastal and Marine Zones Challenge.
The project, worth $3.8 million over four years, brings together national agencies, international bodies and expertise from The Australian Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) to attach a major problem in the Pacific region. The project is funded by AusAID through the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
A new Partnership Consortium, which incorporates researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW), will engage with households inhabited by low income elderly people to reduce energy bills and encourage energy efficient behaviours.
The Consortium, led by Green Jobs Illawarra within Regional Development Australia Illawarra (RDAI), has secured $2.3 million in the Federal Government’s Low Income Energy Efficiency Program (LIEEP).
The winning team of Anton Summerfield, Nathan Roberts, Joele Nichols & Hannah Sloane made a prototype design for a ‘quad copter’ that incorporates a fixed wing. The idea behind the fixed wing design is to extend the battery lifetime by using the wing for gliding.