Engineering and IT

Griffith Racing Team unveils new car to hit the track

A new and improved Griffith Racing Team car will hit this year’s competition with plans to be better than ever. The Griffith Engineering students have been busy taking on judges’ feedback to create their new vehicle for the Formula SAE contest. Student James Foster said they went back to the drawing board for the new […]
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Business and government

Six Griffith students named 2018 New Colombo Plan scholars

Bachelor of Engineering student to be China Fellow.
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Engineering and IT

Biological threats to be detected by Griffith

Griffith University researchers have developed a system that can quickly detect airborne biological threats. Professor Igor Agranovski, of the School of Engineering, has developed a system that collects aerosolised micro-organisms and finds the threats, such as fungi spores, viruses and bacteria. Such a system could be crucial to soldiers in the field or post-event investigations. The […]
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Alumni

Where’s that bus? Wonder no longer

Ian Murnane never waits more than a minute for a bus. 
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Engineering and IT

Optimising Australia’s Future Water Resources

In an age of growing concern surrounding shortages in the world’s water supplies, a Griffith University researcher is using historical insights to create a more sustainable, forward thinking future. Civil engineer, Dr Edoardo Bertone is using ‘big data’ tracked from agencies such as Seqwater, the Bureau of Meteorology and Queensland’s Department of Science, Information Technology […]
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Engineering and IT

Energy research the way of the future

Griffith University is taking on Tesla in developing powerful battery storage solutions that change the way we use energy. Researchers are developing low-cost and high performance energy storage systems that will allow people to sell power back to the grid when tariffs are the highest. Professor Eddie Zhang and Professor Jun Wei Lu have combined […]
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Business and government

Top tips to get the most out of an internship

Internships are a great way to gain valuable industry experience while you complete your degree. At Griffith, each academic area manages targeted work-integrated learning opportunities to ensure students receive appropriate course credits for their efforts. Here, two of our Workplace-Integrated Learning (WIL) program managers share their top tips on making an internship work for you. Don’t get […]
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Corporate

Griffith’s VR bike to get GC2018 athletes ready

Griffith University will take part in a $100,000 project to develop its virtual reality training simulation designed to emulate track cycling at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.   Leigh Ellen Potter, Director of the Innovative Design and Emerging Applications Lab at Griffith University, said the introduction of this innovative technology would help coaches and athletes explore […]
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Corporate

Griffith to introduce drone-focused engineering major in 2018

Imagine applying the rapid advancement of drone technology to guide the future of aviation. That’s the opportunity for graduates of Griffith University’s new cutting-edge Electronic and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Engineering (UAV) major, according to Associate Professor Steven O’Keefe. The head of electronic engineering at Griffith’s Nathan campus says the major is offered at arguably the […]
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Engineering and IT

Mackay’s Mechanical Engineering Marvel

Final year Griffith University Mechanical Engineering student, Analeigh Angus will embark on stage one of her professional mining career, after securing a coveted role with mining company, Rio Tinto. A highly successful three-month tenure with Rio Tinto to fulfil course requirements of her Industry Affiliates Program (IAP) was more than enough time for the 21-year-old […]
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Engineering and IT

Lab on a chip: The future for drug discovery

A leading micro and nano technologist has revealed a new way to drug screen, saving the health system money and time. With the lab-to-market timeframe of a new drug being up to 20 years, Dr Say Hwa Tan of Griffith University’s Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre hopes his new technology and methods will slash that […]
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Aviation

Offering Exclusive Study Options for Darwin Students

Former Emmaus College Rockhampton student, Claire Cranitch is leading the charge to have more and more Queensland schoolgirls involved in Physics, in her role as Griffith University’s event coordinator of the national Growing Tall Poppies program.
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Engineering and IT

Griffith Uni taps into big data

Imagine being able to track an emergency incident or monitor a natural disaster using people's tweets and Facebook statuses. Griffith University researchers are doing that in the Big Data and Smart Analytics lab, with students soon able to take a course in this emerging and powerful field.
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Corporate

Make science a priority this National Science Week

Science leaders have issued a call to action ahead of National Science Week – make science a priority and prepare for jobs of the future. Queensland Science Minister Leeanne Enoch and 2017 Australian of the Year, Griffith University Professor Emeritus Alan Mackay-Sim, have both sent strong messages to the community urging them to embrace STEM […]
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Engineering and IT

Engineering students get global perspectives for sustainable infrastructure

Human survival depends on safe, secure and sustainable access to important resources such as food, fresh water and energy. However, with less than 3 per cent of the earth’s total water volume being fresh water, this essential resource is relatively scarce. Many people in the developed world take for granted their access to fresh water […]
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Engineering and IT

Fly into your future with engineering this Griffith Open Day

Griffith University is further equipping students for jobs of the future with the introduction of a new Unmanned Aerial Vehicles major. The major in Electronics and UAV will begin in the Griffith School of Engineering next year as part of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree program, giving students specialist knowledge in aviation and avionics […]
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Engineering and IT

Cyber Security expert awarded prestigious honour

A Griffith University Adjunct Professor has become the first non-American to receive a distinguished award for services to cyber security education.
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Business and government

Logan ambitions get a touch of Texas

The technology revolution sweeping the business world has reached Australia’s university students, who are increasingly looking at starting their own businesses as an alternative to traditional career paths. Student’s from Griffith University’s Logan campus have just completed an intense weekend long workshop with Texas-based startup educators, 3 Day Startup (3DS). Their enthusiasm underlined by the […]
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