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December 2020

Drive to heal wounds brings national nursing honours for PhD student
22 Dec 2020

A USC PhD candidate who is researching innovative ways to treat chronic wounds has been awarded two major national nursing awards.

Research busts mental health coping myth
21 Dec 2020

People with extreme psychological distress have exceeded the limits of their own resources, and need support from others to cope, according to new research led by USC Australia.

Free USC course can open new career pathways
18 Dec 2020

With many adults reassessing their career options as 2020 draws to an end, USC is offering those looking to upskill or reskill a free course as an introduction to higher education.

Govt doubles USC research block funding to $16m
18 Dec 2020

USC Australia will receive nearly $16.4 million in research block grants for 2021, under the Federal Government’s $3 billion university funding announcement.

Hot topics: USC list of summer holiday experts
17 Dec 2020

From new microbiological considerations at the family barbecue, to the impact of border closures on the traditional summer road trip, USC Australia has research experts available to comment to the media over the summer 2020/2021 period.

Uni ‘water battery’ cuts 4,000 tonnes in emissions
15 Dec 2020

A solar-powered ‘water battery’ that keeps an entire university campus cool has saved more than 4,232 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in its first year of operation at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC).

Scholarship for IT student pursuing cybersecurity career
10 Dec 2020

A USC student working towards a career as an ethical hacker has gained a prestigious $68,000 Australian Government scholarship to travel to South Korea and Singapore in 2021 to learn more about cybersecurity.

Study seeks to protect great hammerhead sharks
8 Dec 2020

A USC study into one of the ocean’s top predators – the great hammerhead shark – is seeking new insights into the impact of harvest and export levels on the declining species.

Courtney turns childhood inspiration into career
7 Dec 2020

A career change inspired by a cherished childhood game has taken USC graduate Courtney Maughan from fashion retail to the school classroom.

First Medical Science cohort completes degree
3 Dec 2020

USC will hold a special celebration on Friday 4 December to honour the first students to complete the university’s Bachelor of Medical Science degree as part of their journey to becoming doctors.

Seaweed scientist named Australian STEM superstar
3 Dec 2020

A USC scientist passionate about restoring seaweed forests and finding solutions to global problems has been named one of Australia’s official Superstars of STEM.

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Graduate builds local and global engineering career
1 Dec 2020

A top-achieving USC Civil Engineering Honours graduate who received one of the first Thompson Excellence Scholarships to support her studies is now working with a global firm to upgrade railways and roads in her home region.

Driverless car challenge inspires future careers
1 Dec 2020

USC is giving Year 7s from Gympie the chance to build and program a self-driving model car as part of a program to help prepare young students for high-tech jobs of the future