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Scientists unearth secrets about the evolution of soil-burrowing cockroaches

A giant burrowing cockroach (Macropanesthia rhinoceros), a species commonly bought as a pet that can reach up to eight centimetres long and weigh 30 grams. Image by Yi-Kai Tea

Evolutionary biologists have assessed the phenomenon of parallelism in soil-burrowing cockroaches for the first time.

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2022 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship. Valued up to $120000

The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship, valued up to $120,000, provides final year, honours and postgrad students access to support and networks to help them back their ideas and make a real difference through their research and studies. Applications close 2 September 2021.

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Dept of Environment and Water - work experience opportunities

Department of Environment and Water volunteers

DEW offers unpaid work experience where you can learn about the fundamentals of a particular job or work environment. If you are interested in conservation, sustainability, the environment and South Australia's natural resources and heritage, contact DEW today to find out how you can be part of their team.

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Andy Thomas Space Scholarship with Playford Trust - watch this space

Andy Thomas, Astronaut

The Playford Trust and the Andy Thomas Space Foundation will partner to provide four $5000 scholarships for high-achieving school leavers hoping to study aerospace engineering at the University of Adelaide next year. Applications will open around September 2021 - watch this space!

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Defence Industry Internship Program

Working with PHM Technology has been a great experience for me. I learnt a lot about how important reliability and maintainability are in the defence industry. I would love to give my thanks to the DIIP team for organising this placement and giving me the opportunity to develop my engineering skills. Emily Lok

Aimed at engineering students studying at Universities all around Australia that are in their last or second last years of study, DIIP is an opportunity to gain practical engineering experience at a Small or Medium Enterprise (SME) that supports the Defence Industry in Australia. Applications close 1 August.

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Exciting new data courses available in Sem 2

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ECMS has introduced two new Data Science courses available to all students across ECMS, Data Literacy and Data Taming & Prediction. Classes start 26 July, so enrol today!

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Optical imaging and battery technology focus for Laureates

Professor Kishan Dholakia (left) and Professor Zaiping Guo

Two University of Adelaide scientists have been awarded prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowships by the Australian Research Council.

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Studying veterinary bioscience online at the University of Adelaide

Christina vet bio student

Meet Christina, a University of Adelaide veterinary bioscience student studying remotely from Hong Kong.

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Improving vaccine allergy tests

Allergy test - Credit: MajaMitrovic/Getty Images

South Australian researchers have been studying ways to improve tests for allergies to vaccine ingredients.

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BHP Minerals Australia 2021 First Year Intern Program

BHP

The BHP Minerals Australia paid intern program for first year engineering students is designed to give students exposure across disciplines including Mining Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering and Geoscience, as well as collaborating on an Environmental or Social Value project with other interns. Applications close 12 August.

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