Category Archives: Postgraduate study

2024 NASA internship opportunity

Are you studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics at a master’s or doctoral level? The New Zealand Space Agency is seeking stellar graduate students studying engineering, science or computer science for internships at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA’s Ames Research Center in the USA!

Applications for the 2024 New Zealand Space Scholarship programme are open for five weeks from Friday 8 September 2023. Students must apply via the New Zealand Space Agency.

Successful applicants will undertake 10–12-week internships at NASA JPL or NASA Ames in 2024 where they will work on space-related projects guided by NASA mentors, gaining hands-on experience in their fields of study and access to NASA’s best and most advanced research facilities.

Each internship comes with a New Zealand Space Scholarship which will cover return airfares to the United States and accommodation costs, plus an allowance for living expenses.

You can find more information about the Scholarship on the MBIE website.

Join us for PG Info Evening – Discover Your Postgraduate Path!

Are you considering postgraduate study or know someone who might be? Come along to our upcoming Postgraduate Info Evening at UC and explore where a postgraduate degree can take you. Whether you want to dive deeper into your area of expertise by kickstarting your research career or change direction completely with our taught master options – we have more than 100 postgraduate programmes for you to choose from.

Come along to find out everything you need to know about postgraduate life and study at UC.

Date: Thursday 10 August

Location: Central Lecture Theatres

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

6:30 – 7:30pm: Info Session. Find out about your options, where postgraduate study can lead you and hear from students about their journeys.

7:30 – 8:30pm: Ask the experts. Grab a snack and ask our team any questions you may have, from student support to particular programmes.

Please register online. Feel free to forward this invitation to anyone who might be interested.

Nau mai, tauti mai – Come join us. We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Biosecurity seminar

To celebrate our research, our students and our partners and as part of UC 150th birthday celebrations, register here for UCBI’s free:

Biosecurity surveillance seminar
Wednesday 28 June
12-1:15 pm
Ernest Rutherford 465

Prof. Steve Pawson will outline how we can detect insects new to Aotearoa NZ using light traps and eDNA.

Paul Benden, PhD will detail his research plans for semi-automated surveillance using image segmentation of street-level urban trees.

​​​​​​​Cabbage tree AI

AI scans the cabbage trees in blue from a moving vehicle 

We will be streaming live and a zoom link will be sent later.

If you can’t make it, we will be recording it and posting it here.

Find out more and get in touch!