Blue carbon focus for ocean-loving world champion24 Sep
The coronavirus pandemic may have upset world champion stand-up paddleboarder Brianna Orams’ plans to compete in the sport’s 2020 Euro Tour – but the USC Environmental Science student refuses to see it as a setback.
Report highlights USC’s financial benefit to regions24 Sep
The significant financial impact that USC is having on its communities has been highlighted in a new report released today by the Regional Universities Network (RUN).
New research on funnel-web spider toxin22 Sep
While funnel-web spider bites in Australia can be deadly, a scientist from USC Australia has helped discover that human deaths are simply an unfortunate side-effect of the spider’s strong self-defence system.
Jess designs a career that’s dedicated to dogs21 Sep
Architectural designer Jess Johnson had a different career switch in mind when she decided to study Animal Ecology at USC Fraser Coast– until she met a koala-detection dog named Bear and his other canine companions
USC students gain early start to media careers17 Sep
Two USC Journalism students who recently secured full-time reporting jobs in a challenging media landscape say the secret to their success was embracing every opportunity to gain real-life skills through their degree.
Time is right to explore uni options with free course17 Sep
With many people reassessing their career goals due to COVID-19, USC is offering a free course for those wanting to sample higher education and explore their study opportunities.
PhD student helps develop ‘bushfire scar’ model16 Sep
A USC researcher has helped develop a computer model that aims to predict how long a bushfire will burn and how much of the landscape it will consume.
Zebrafish research could unlock key to genetic defect in people15 Sep
Genetic research by a USC PhD graduate in England has used laboratory modelling in zebrafish to identify a key feature of a rare kidney disease in humans.
New book promotes high-impact study techniques14 Sep
Study stress can be a good thing, and technology is creating a generation of students ‘wired for distraction’, according to a new book co-written by a USC expert in children’s brain development and one of his USC graduates.
Koala search team ready for bushfire season13 Sep
With Australia’s bushfire season fast approaching, a team that specialises in finding koalas in fire-ravaged locations is gearing up for another huge effort.
R U OK? Day: Expert says coping strategies are key9 Sep
The pressures and challenges of COVID-19 have made healthy coping strategies more important than ever, says USC Clinical Psychology Professor Helen Stallman.
Top young maths minds put kindness to the test9 Sep
Can kindness spread like a virus? Some of Queensland’s best young mathematicians recently took up the challenge of finding out by competing in USC’s Maths Modelling Challenge.
Laurie, 91, to continue inspiring women in science8 Sep
A retired Noosaville banker-turned-philanthropist is donating a six-figure endowment to extend her annual USC scholarship that encourages regional and rural women to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees.
Seagrass loss fuels carbon emissions: study7 Sep
Action is needed to protect and restore disappearing local seagrass meadows, according to a USC scientist involved in an international study that has highlighted the important role seagrass plays in absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.