Yoshi Tanaka, a PhD student in Palaeontology, talks about how he discovered his love for fossils and his research on fossil dolphins in New Zealand.
Danielle Salmon, a PhD student in Physical Education, talks about her research on the cumulative effects of neck injuries in rugby players and how these might be minimised by specific exercise regimes.
Luis Uehara, a PhD student in Physical Education, talks about his research into how culture affects the acquisition of sporting ability, specifically, whether Brazilians are good at football, in part, just because they are Brazilian.
Katy Orr, a Masters student in Chemistry, talks about her research into pollutant drift away from highways into the remote parts of New Zealand’s South Island.
Amy Taylor, a PhD student in Zoology, talks about her research into how some animals are able to regrow lost limbs and tails.
Nick Barth, a recent PhD graduate in Geology, talks about his research on earthquakes and rock avalanches associated with the southern Alpine Fault in New Zealand’s South Island.
Mimi Watkins, a PhD student in the Chemistry Department, talks about how her research into New Zealand glow worms aims to discover how they glow
Stasi Elliot, a PhD student in the Department of Chemistry, talks about how studying molecules using spectroscopy can provide detailed information about how they behave, which is important if they are to be used in devices such as solar cells.
Thomas Verbeek, who is completing a Masters Degree in Computer Science talks about Visual Noise – what it is and why it is so important in the movie and video game industries.
The forth of four programmes in which students enrolled for the SCOM406 paper, run by the University of Otago’s Centre for Science Communication, talk about what they have learned about communicating science to the public. In this show, Susan Hamel, Jennifer Sheil and Hayley Cross.