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August 2015

Research to explore phone use in vehicles
31 Aug 2015

New University of the Sunshine Coast research will explore the mobile phone use of drivers of all ages through an application built by the App Factory, a business based at USC’s Innovation Centre.

USC Nursing Science graduate Sammara Edwards.
University medallist launches nursing career
31 Aug 2015

A Bli Bli woman who decided to attend university 10 years after finishing Year 12 at Mountain Creek State High School has launched her dream career with a job on the Coast.

Proposed USQ Fraser Coast campus transfer to USC
28 Aug 2015

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) are currently in discussions to enable the transfer of the USQ Fraser Coast Campus to USC to increase tertiary education opportunities in the region.

Matthew Flinders Anglican College student Mia Johnstone with her work The Unknown.
Students get creative for new USC exhibition
28 Aug 2015

Four high school students have been recognised as some of the region’s best young artistic talent.

USC researcher Dave Schoeman was part of a global climate change research project.
Research predicts changes for marine life
27 Aug 2015

Marine life will be thrown into chaos by ocean warming by the year 2100, according to a new international study co-authored by a University of the Sunshine Coast expert in quantitative ecology.

USC Professor Helen Wallace with seedlings in the USC.
Professor sees big future for little-known nut
26 Aug 2015

A University of the Sunshine Coast researcher is using her expertise in growing Australia's macadamia market to help turn a little-known Pacific nut into a global industry.

USC Occupational Therapy student Chelsea Skledar (centre) with home owners from the Halcyon Landing over 50s community at Bli Bli.
USC students mobilise to promote health
26 Aug 2015

University of the Sunshine Coast health students have hit the road to encourage better bone health.

Engineering talent to be recognised
25 Aug 2015

The best in up-and-coming Engineering talent will be celebrated at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s 2015 Engineering Awards presentation ceremony tomorrow evening (Wednesday 26 August).

USC Honours student Kai Morris at a testing station for his study project.
USC research to aid fight against dementia
25 Aug 2015

Helping men age successfully – and memorably – is the aim of a University of the Sunshine Coast research project that’s investigating why exercise might help to prevent memory loss conditions such as dementia.

Sensational cities in seminar spotlight
24 Aug 2015

The challenges of designing built environments that will enhance the lives of the next generation, particularly children with disabilities such as autism, will be examined at a seminar at the University of the Sunshine Coast tomorrow, Tuesday 25 August.

USC scientist wins Qld Tall Poppy Award
21 Aug 2015

A USC Research Fellow working to prevent young driver road crashes was last night named joint winner of the 2015 Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year.

Sports journalist Dr Peter English will be the presenter of a USC Friday Night Sports Talk.
Sports talk to offer media tips for athletes
20 Aug 2015

University of the Sunshine Coast Lecturer in Journalism Peter English aims to bridge the gap between athletes and sports journalists in a special public lecture on Friday 28 August.

USC Science, Technology Engineering and Maths Project Officers Sue Lanham and Marina Fitzpatrick with a poster featured in last year’s awards.
Student scientists put projects to the test
19 Aug 2015

The Sunshine Coast’s scientists of the future will reveal their research skills at an exciting University of the Sunshine Coast event on Thursday 20 August.

USC researcher Sarah Wynwood, right, with Tasmanian devil handler Dimity Mansfield at Wings Wildlife Park, Gunns Plains, Tasmania.
PhD student pioneers devil disease test
19 Aug 2015

A University of the Sunshine Coast PhD student has detected the deadly leptospirosis bacteria in Tasmanian devils for the first time and isolated a strain of the disease never before seen in Australian wildlife.

USC students celebrate the University's five-star score in the Good Universities Guide.
USC tops teaching quality for a decade
19 Aug 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast is celebrating 10 years of gaining five stars for teaching quality in the annual independent Good Universities Guide.

Detail from Immanuel Lutheran College student Scarlett Jaeger's digital image on paper, 'Fresh'.
Creative Generation exhibition at USC Gallery
19 Aug 2015

A stunning collection of visual art by regional secondary school students will go on display at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery on Thursday 20 August.

USC Senior Research Fellow Dr David Lacey, a leading expert in identity security and financial crime and the founder of iDcare, a national support centre for victims of identity crime.
Teens, seniors linked to prevent online crime
18 Aug 2015

University of the Sunshine Coast researchers and campus-based organisation iDcare today (Tuesday 18 August) launched an innovative program that will link high school students with aged care residents in an effort to reduce online identity theft.

Researchers focus on managing health anxiety
18 Aug 2015

University of the Sunshine Coast researchers are seeking survey participants to help shed light on the different ways people think about their health.

USC Lecturer in Property Economics and Development Steven Boyd.
USC property expert to lead industry event
13 Aug 2015

A University of the Sunshine Coast property expert is expecting to see a rise in local market sentiment at the Australian Property Institute’s annual industry information event on Tuesday 25 August.

Sonia Project Officer Frances Martin and Faculty Work Integrated Learning Coordinator Sonya Smith were part of the team awarded for their expertise with the Sonia work placement software.
USC’s work placement expertise rewarded
13 Aug 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast has been recognised as a sector leader in the use of a system that assigns students to their respective work placements.

Symposium organiser Aunty Judi Wickes
Symposium to focus on Indigenous education
12 Aug 2015

Indigenous education leaders from around the country will gather at the University of the Sunshine Coast for the 9th annual Indigenous Education Symposium on Saturday 29 August.

Detail from Immanuel Lutheran College student Scarlett Jaeger's digital image on paper, 'Fresh'.
Creative excellence on show at USC Gallery
12 Aug 2015

An exhibition showcasing a stunning collection of visual art by regional secondary school students will open at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery on Thursday 20 August at 6.30pm.

USC Science Education students Josiah Bishop and Raymart Walker on their research trip to the Australian Synchrotron.
Future in-sync for USC Science Education students
11 Aug 2015

Two University of the Sunshine Coast students were given the opportunity to carry out research alongside world-renowned scientists at the Australian Synchrotron Melbourne recently.

USC student Dominique Ryan was inspired to study Nutrition and Dietetics by her experience of living with coeliac disease.
Coeliac diagnosis whets Dominique’s appetite
11 Aug 2015

University of the Sunshine Coast student Dominique Ryan is confident her experience of living with coeliac disease will help inform her future practice as a dietitian.

Many of the students who attended last year’s Explorama at USC.
USC to host Explorama event for curious kids
10 Aug 2015

Whiz kids from around south-east Queensland will enjoy a day of fun and learning at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Sunday 16 August.

Students engineer early start to USC study
10 Aug 2015

Two Gympie students successfully laid the foundations for their Engineering studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast while they were at high school, by participating in USC’s Integrated Learning Engineering (ILE) program.

USC backs efforts to stamp out racism
7 Aug 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast has joined a national campaign supporting AFL player Adam Goodes and calling for “renewed efforts to stamp out racism in sport and everyday life”.

Visitors to the TSXPO in Brisbane inspect USC's crime scene.
Imagination can open up career potential
6 Aug 2015

Aspiring super sleuths will be able to test out their investigative skills at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s annual Imaginarium and Open Day on Sunday 9 August from 10am to 2pm.

A USC researcher checks the testing equipment on a AAA research participant.
USC study takes on ‘ticking time bomb’ condition
6 Aug 2015

A specialised research team at the University of the Sunshine Coast is carrying out vital research into ‘forgotten’ cardiovascular conditions.

A prospective student and her father chat with a USC academic at Imaginarium
USC’s major event to fire up the imagination
5 Aug 2015

USC will this Sunday stage its annual Imaginarium and Open Day – a major event that is expected to attract 8,000 visitors from across Queensland.

Steph Gabriel modelling her OceanZen Bikini swimwear, which is designed specifically for women who love swimming in the ocean.
Ocean-loving student launches swimwear range
5 Aug 2015

A University of the Sunshine Coast student is sharing her passion for marine conservation in a unique – and stylish – way, as the founder of local swimwear label OceanZen Bikini.

Sunshine Coast Schools’ Drama Festival committee president Ricki-Lee Bernhardt-Turpin and USC Head of School of Communication and Creative Industries Professor Rod McCulloch holding the new trophy.
USC backs new regional schools drama festival
4 Aug 2015

The popularity of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Creative Industries degree has prompted USC’s support for the inaugural schools’ drama festival that will culminate at Caloundra this Saturday 8 August.

USC graduate Katherine Thompson at work at City Fertility at Sunnybank in Brisbane.
Katherine lands dream job creating little miracles
4 Aug 2015

University of the Sunshine Coast graduate Katherine Thompson has started work as a clinical embryologist at a Brisbane fertility clinic after completing a Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

USC Senior Lecturer in Engineering Dr Richard White reading project poster prepared by a final-year Engineering student
Poster evening to display engineering innovation
3 Aug 2015

University of the Sunshine Coast Engineering students will be presenting innovative solutions to real-world problems at the Final-Year Engineering Project Poster Evening on Tuesday 4 July.

The building at Birtinya that will become the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute
USC to establish Mind and Neuroscience Institute
3 Aug 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast has found a home for its planned Mind and Neuroscience Institute.