News Centre archive - 2016

Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2016.

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Paramedicine students at frontline in mock explosion response

From the bloodied actors playing the part of injured victims, to the triage system and nearby ambulance, every detail of the event was designed to test students' ability to remain focused and provide assistance.

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New music precinct opened at Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University’s brand new, state of the art, music facilities at the Penrith campus have been officially opened.

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What to do with a box of Google gadgets?

After impressing Google with their innovative ideas for the Google Internet of Things Research Award, researchers at Western Sydney University were sent a cardboard box full of tech.

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Wanderers W-League season launched at new Penrith training base

To celebrate the launch of the season, the team hosted a Women’s Training Clinic, where soccer lovers from the region gathered to gain some tips and tricks from the players.

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Study reveals Mediterranean fruit fly’s genetic code

An international team has completed the genome of the invasive Mediterranean fruit fly, marking a key step towards improving current methods to control this pest insect.

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Western students take out robot awards

In a world of driverless cars and artificial intelligence, the next generation of robotic engineers gathered at the 2016 NIARC, with Western Sydney University students taking out the award for Best Robot Design.


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