Study seeks to protect great hammerhead sharks8 Dec
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 career7 Dec
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 degree3 Dec
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 superstar3 Dec
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.
Driverless car challenge inspires future careers1 Dec
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
Graduate builds local and global engineering career1 Dec
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.
World record haul for USC Spartans swimmers30 Nov
USC Spartans swimmers sent records tumbling at the 2020 Australian Virtual Short Course Championships over the weekend, with Kaylee McKeown breaking a long-standing world record for 200m backstroke.
Who’s stealing the spanner crabs?25 Nov
A USC study will determine if sharks are wrongly getting a bad rap for taking a bite out of Australia’s commercial spanner crab industry.
Hashtag yoga: Study into effects of Instagram images on women24 Nov
A lack of diversity in social media depictions of yoga has prompted a USC researcher to begin a study into the effect this might have on women’s body image and participation in yoga.
High-tech sandbox helps farmers visualise water flow23 Nov
A Civil Engineering Honours student’s Augmented Reality hydrology sandbox will be used by Queensland’s peak horticulture industry body to help teach local growers about water movement in the field.
Creative social comment in new Gallery exhibitions20 Nov
Two exhibitions at USC Art Gallery are offering creative interpretations of political, economic, environmental and social issues through art made from found objects or craft-based materials.
School is out and early uni offers are in for Year 12s19 Nov
After dealing with COVID-19 interruptions and a new university entry system, more than 1,300 new school leavers have snapped up the chance to secure early offers to USC – up 83 percent on last year.
Funding to drive Indigenous and transcultural lens in PhD research17 Nov
A USC-led project to help PhD students strengthen their research with First Nations and transcultural perspectives has received an enormous boost from the Australian Research Council (ARC).
Anthology shines light on Creative Writing graduate16 Nov
A USC 2018 Master’s graduate has taken her fascination with lighthouses to the next level as both editor and contributor to a newly published anthology focused on her favourite subject.