University of Melbourne Magazine

Shaun Holthouse loves sport, though he has more aptitude for maths and science than any natural talent on the field.

Picture a top interior designer on holidays sitting by a forest stream. Suddenly she spies a moss-covered rock with exactly the shade of green she’s been looking for.

Beth Jens had to plot a circuitous route into space. A newly launched University program should make it easier for the next generation of students.

As the world’s population soars, millions of people are at risk from earthquakes. University researchers are working to identify the risks and minimise the losses.

The University is leading a nationwide initiative to vastly improve opportunities for Indigenous engineering students and increase the number of Indigenous engineers working in Australia.

It’s the stuff of science fiction: printers that can create not just plastic or metal objects, but food and even body parts. Bernard Meade (BA, BSc 1996), organiser of the University’s annual 3D printing showcase, explains how this technology will change how we live. Val McFarlane reports.

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