Josie Cairns, a Masters student in Geography at Otago University, talks about her research into how soil absorbs rain water and how understanding this might enable farmers to irrigate their farms smarter. Advertisements
Kaitlyn Martin, a PhD student in Science Communication at Otago University, talks about her work to try to engage school kids in science more by getting them to make videos on science topics.
Georgie Shillito, a PhD student in the Chemistry Department at Otago, talks about her research into how light interacts with molecules, and how this understanding will allow for the development of new types of solar cells and other technologies.
Host Dave McMorran talks about the work that won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2017 and plays some of his favourite jazz for Christmas.
Claudia Clarkson, a Honours student in the Department of Food Science at Otago University talks about her research into the benefits of eating insects, both for your diet and for the environment.
Amy Dowdle, a PhD student in the Department of Pathology, talks about her research into the development of embryos and particularly looking at when they take on their own identity.
Aless Smith, a Masters student in Marine Science, talks about her work in measuring the levels of sediment in the Otago Harbour, and how she involves local school kids in her studies.