Teen passengers can learn how to avoid crashes13 November
As hundreds of Year 12 students prepare to drive with friends to Schoolies celebrations this weekend, USC has launched a world-first project to teach young passengers road safety.
Projects highlight new risks with automated vehicles, animal disease12 November
The rise of autonomous vehicles in Australia could lead to new kinds of road crashes, a USC researcher has suggested in a new national booklet celebrating women in science.
Researchers seek details about supporting dads11 November
Researchers investigating the significance of fathers in young children’s lives and the benefits of providing support to new dads are about to start a new phase of their study
Free course helps Carolyn get prepped for uni8 November
A free university skills course gave Carolyn O’Donnell the help she needed to return to higher education almost 30 years since finishing high school.
Council partners with USC students to clean up ocean8 November
An innovative project by a group of USC students to remove tonnes of marine litter from local waters has secured financial backing from the Fraser Coast Regional Council
Biomedical Science graduate starts health tech job7 November
USC Biomedical Science graduate Storm Woolley is applying his studies and technical expertise to a new role in the digital health division of a systems integration and technology company.
From new coders to Internet inventors in 13 weeks6 November
Engineering students tasked with building an automated product from scratch took only 13 weeks to deliver a suite of impressive inventions at USC.
Altruist goals motivate Michael to seek new career5 November
A simple desire to help has inspired new USC graduate Michael Pekin to seek a career supporting young people and assisting others with significant or permanent disabilities.
Clinical trials commitment earns industry award4 November
The Director of USC Clinical Trials, Lucas Litewka, has been recognised nationally for his significant contribution to the medical technology and pharmaceuticals (MTP) sector.
Government scholarships to bring more students to USC campuses1 November
USC Fraser Coast and Gympie will share more than $1.7million in Commonwealth funding as part of a new scholarship program to attract more students – both domestic and international – to study in regional locations.
Rate of sudden deaths in Indigenous infants much higher than estimated: USC research1 November
Indigenous infants in Queensland may be dying suddenly and unexpectedly at a rate more than 3.5 times that of non-Indigenous infants, according to USC Nursing and Midwifery research.
Take step towards study with free uni skills course1 November
A free, two-day university skills course with no assignments or exams is being offered to adults wanting to explore their higher education and career options.
Baby and degree create busy life for Nepalese graduate30 October
Adjusting to a new culture, adapting to new styles of learning and having a baby midway through her degree were part of a remarkable life change for a young Nepalese nurse who is among the Fraser Coast’s latest graduates.
Knights pass catapult challenge with flying colours30 October
Mini balsawood catapults engineered by eager USC Sunshine Coast students flung table tennis balls as far as 6.3 metres recently, in a battle royale known as the Knights of the Round Catapult Challenge.
Degree expands to include forensics and cybercrime30 October
Blood spatter analysis, bite mark examination, and identifying how maggots can assist with the decomposition timeline of a dead body are just some of the lessons to be included in a revised subject offering for Bachelor of Criminology and Justice students at USC.
New facility to invigorate Creative Industries at USC29 October
Construction has started on a $5.5 million building at USC Sunshine Coast that is set to inspire the study of Creative Industries and enliven the campus as a venue for regular performances by musicians and actors.
Sunny approach to cooling campus wins global award28 October
A system that uses solar energy to provide air conditioning across an entire campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast has claimed a rather cool international award in Iceland.
Honours study focuses on trauma and burnout25 October
USC Psychology Honours graduate Tyne Smith has been able to apply her thesis findings immediately in her role as a Child Safety Officer, helping to understand and explain human behaviour.
Free uni skills course for Moreton Bay adults25 October
Ahead of the opening of the new USC Moreton Bay campus, a free two-day university skills course with no assignments or exams is being offered to adults wanting to explore their higher education and career options.
Award for champion of cystic fibrosis community25 October
A passionate advocate for the welfare of people with cystic fibrosis and for the sustainability of the Sunshine Coast has been named USC’s Outstanding Alumnus for 2019.
Studious musician awarded two creative arts grants24 October
USC graduate and PhD student Lydia Fairhall has managed to secure not just one, but two, of Australia’s most prestigious creative arts grants.
First emu ‘gender reveal’ on the horizon23 October
Eleven baby emus emerged from eggs at USC Sunshine Coast campus at the weekend, as researchers worked on a technique that could end the emu gender guessing game.
Graduate sends heartfelt message to late mother23 October
One cap stood out among a sea of trenchers worn by graduates at USC’s recent Fraser Coast ceremony.
Mechanical Design students catapult into skills test22 October
USC Engineering students of Mechanical Design are pitting their creative wits against each other to design and build the best catapult and Olympic torch.
Enoggera graduate pursues courtroom career18 October
USC law graduate Peter Littlejohn will happily be accused of having some impressive career goals.
Arts/Business graduate gains medical industry job18 October
A new USC graduate is using skills from her Arts/Business degree in a new healthcare industry job that involves frequent travel around north Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
Exercise scientist makes moves for teaching18 October
A USC exercise science graduate is using the latest knowledge in exercise physiology and biomechanics to teach Bundaberg school children agility, balance, coordination and speed.
Nurse adds midwifery degree to career18 October
Compassion, communication and time management are skills that double USC graduate Ashleigh Johnson takes into work each day at Caboolture Hospital.
Kids’ perspective to lead research at Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens17 October
USC education academic Dr Ali Black is leading a specialised research project seeking the suggestions of children to help advise on an upgrade to Brisbane Botanic Gardens’ popular Children’s Trail at the base of Mt Coot-tha.