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Postgraduate Student Day 2017

The Centre for Materials Science and Technology held their annual postgraduate student research day on the 18th August 2017.  The work of our postgraduate and postdoctoral students was presented to a wide ranging audience including students, University staff as well as companies and organisations external to the University.  It was also an opportunity to thank all those involved in the ongoing support of the Centre.

Postgraduate Open Day 2017

The Centre for Materials Science and Technology participated in the University Postgraduate Open Day on 8 August 2017 in The Link.  The Centre's booth displayed the study options available to future postgraduate students and highlighted the diversity and skills of our current cohort. 

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ōtepoti students experience textile microscopy at the Centre for Materials Science and Technology (CMAST)

Seventeen tamariki from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ōtepoti visited the Centre for Materials Science and Technology (CMAST) recently to experience how microscopy is used to investigate textile materials and objects. Following the visit, two of the tamariki interviewed CMAST staff member, Dr Bronwyn Lowe, on the Otago Access Radio program “Kā manu o Rēhua and Dr Anderson - A mix of Everyday Science and Te Reo Māori”.

'Smart' Textiles Delegation

A delegation on 'Smart' textiles sponsored by the UK High Commission met for a one-day workshop at the University of Otago, Centre for Materials Science and Technology on 24 August. 

Postgraduate Student Research Day

The annual postgraduate student research day was held on 25 August, with students presenting their research. This day was established several years ago to celebrate the work of postgraduates and to thank their various supporters, those from other Department across the University (e.g. Dentistry, Zoology, Botany, History) and those from companies and organisations external to the University. Financial and in-kind support from these groups is much appreciated.