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The Good News December 2021

The Good News documents the achievements and accolades of the students and researchers who make up the ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science.

01
Dec
2021

The Good News

Mikaela Jade named Indigenous Leader of the Year "We are the original scientists," said Mikaela Jade, a proud Cabrogal woman from the Georges...

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ANU Student Liz Cowling (3rd from right) with her summit team
05
Apr
2018

Human centred design in rural India

For Bachelor of Engineering student Liz, her 2 weeks in the south of India provided a life-changing focus.

Solar panels
03
Apr
2018

Tesla's 'virtual power plant' might be second-best to real people power

The South Australian government and Tesla recently announced a large-scale solar and storage scheme that will distribute solar...

ANU Engineering student Meh-Ara Taseer
08
Mar
2018

ANU scholarship awarded on International Women’s Day

Australian National University (ANU) Bachelor of Engineering student, Meh-Ara Taseer has been announced as the 2018 recipient of the ANU Natasha Linard Scholarship for Women in Engineering and Technology. Meh-Ara will receive $5,...

Lucy Nepal
06
Mar
2018

Empowering communities in Nepal

Bachelor of Engineering student Lucy shares her experience in working with remote communities in Nepal.

Students selecting free red ANU t-shirts at the 2018 Welcome Party
28
Feb
2018

College welcomes the 2018 academic year

On Thursday 22 February the College rang in the start of the academic year by hosting a ‘2018 Welcome Party’. Now in its second year, the Welcome Party is an additional event added the College commencement activities. Dr...

Professor Elanor Huntington
23
Feb
2018

Making our high-tech future

Professor Elanor Huntington, Dean of the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science speaks about re-imagining the traditional engineering and computing disciplines in the latest edition of ANU Reporter. ...

Robots - image credit rog01 flicker

12
Feb
2018

New intelligent system learns from simple problems to solve complex ones

A new type of intelligent system has been designed ANU PhD Student Sam Toyer as part of his thesis during his Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Research & Development). The system, known as Action Schema Networks (ASNets), uses...

CECS International Summer School Graduation

12
Feb
2018

‘Smart Cities’ the focus of inaugural CECS International Summer School

From 21 January to 3 February 2018, The Australian National University (ANU) College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) played host to 55 international undergraduate students from 9 different universities in China for the...

A group of students gather around a robotic car. Image courtesy of T8 Photography
09
Feb
2018

Igniting a passion for STEM education

During the month of January, the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science hosted over 220 year 12 students from the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF). NYSF is an annual Rotary-sponsored event that brings together...

ANU Students in Sydney at annual Tech Trip
02
Feb
2018

ANU students explore Australia’s leading technology companies

During a whirlwind four day tour, 45 Australian National University students travelled to Sydney to meet with leading technology companies such as Canva, Atlassian, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Dolby, Freelancer, Palantir and Google...

Jeremy Smith
15
Dec
2017

ANU research engineer Jeremy Smith recognised among Australia's best teachers

ANU research engineer Jeremy Smith is one of five ANU teachers to win the coveted 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching, announced by Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Simon Birmingham. Jeremy Smith, from the...

Professor Kylie Catchpole and The Duong
13
Dec
2017

ANU wins $7.7 million in latest ARENA funding

ANU has won $7.7 million in the latest round of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) funding to help solve the world's challenges in energy security and climate change. ANU will lead six ARENA-funded projects and will...

Dr Xiangyun (Sean) Zhou
13
Dec
2017

Dr Xiangyun Zhou named Best Young Researcher in Asia-Pacific Region

ANU Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering's Dr Xiangyun (Sean) Zhou has been announced as Best Young Researcher of the Asia-Pacific region in 2017 by the IEEE Communications society Asia-Pacific Board. ...

ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science graduates
13
Dec
2017

Congratulations to our December 2017 Graduates

The College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) would like to congratulate the students who graduated yesterday. The event was a momentous occasion as the students celebrated their academic achievements with family,...

Arbaz Khan
12
Dec
2017

Meet engineering and commerce graduate Arbaz Khan

Arbaz Khan will step away from University life with a strong sense of self and a bright future. After five years of study, Arbaz graduates from ANU with a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce. “There have...

L to R: Anthony Linard, Anna Linard, Ellen Lynch, Emily Rose Rees, Keith Linard and Professor Elanor Huntington
08
Dec
2017

ANU students awarded inaugural Natasha Linard Scholarship for Women in Engineering & Technology.

ANU Bachelor of Engineering (Research & Development) students, Ellen Lynch and Emily Rose Rees have been announced as the first recipients of the Natasha Linard Scholarship for Women in Engineering & Technology. The...

Associate Professor David Nisbet
06
Dec
2017

ANU Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering wins NHRMC funding for brain research

ANU Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering Associate Professor David Nisbet, has won $630,000 in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding round to investigate ways of advancing the...

Professor Marnie Shaw from the ANU Research School of Engineering. Image credit: Stuart Hay.
30
Nov
2017

Going to the gym in later life could lower dementia risk: study

Early results from a new study led by ANU indicate that people aged in their 60s and early 70s could lower their risk of dementia if they maintained a healthy weight by going to the gym to retain muscle mass. Lead researcher Dr...

ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Mr Shane Rattenbury and The Duong
30
Nov
2017

ANU PhD students recognised for contributions to photovoltaic research

ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Mr Shane Rattenbury announced the recipients of the Solar Thesis Prize at the 2017 Solar Oration delivered by Ms Audrey Zibelman, CEO of the Australian Energy Market Operator at The...

New Colombo Plan 2018 scholarships
29
Nov
2017

ANU wins nine New Colombo Plan 2018 scholarships

Nine ANU students have been selected for the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarships for 2018. The NCP Scholarships gives Australian students the opportunity to study up to a year in the Indo-Pacific region,...

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