Dear <<First Name>>, 

Welcome back to the new school year and to our latest edition of the UNSW Science Beacon newsletter.

We have some great stories for you below, including an invitation to a number of our upcoming events throughout the year. We hope that you continue to enjoy our e-news, if you have any feedback or suggestion(s) please do not hesitate to get in touch with me at
Best regards,

Marisa Cardoso 
Manager, Science Marketing
UNSW Science
Upcoming 2015 UNSW Science Events
Science 50:50 Women
in Science Symposium

Friday 6 March 11:00am 
Australian National Maritime Museum
In a nod to International Women’s Day, the Symposium will include talks from successful female scientists and play host to the Sydney launch of the UNSW Science 50:50 program

Further details can be found here
Engineering and Science Student Parent Info Night

Thursday 11 June 5:30pm 
John Niland Scientia Building
The UNSW Faculties of Engineering and Science invites Year 11 and 12 students and their parents to attend an information evening on 11 June 2015. 
Registrations for this event will open in April 2015.

Further details can be found here
Science Info Day -
Save the Dates!

Thursday 23 July
and 5 November 
9am to 3pm
This full-day event is designed to give high school students in Years 10-12 a taste of university life in our Science faculty. The day is designed to help determine what areas of Science may be right for them.

Registrations for the July event will open in May 2015.

To see a sample of what may be on offer, check out our Science Info Day page
2016 UNSW Science UG Guide
Copies of our 2016 Undergraduate Guide will be made available at the end of February 2015. If you would like to request a copy, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us
NEW: UNSW Science Degrees Finder Tool
Help your students to find the Science degree that's right for them! 

At UNSW Science we have a vibrant and welcoming community that will prepare you for real-world challenges and future leadership opportunities.

Recent surveys show that 93% of students find our courses interesting and challenging and they have rated 100 of our science lecturers as "the best".

To find out more, please click here
UNSW Science In the News
You've probably thought about losing weight at some point, but have you ever thought about *where* the lost fat actually goes? And what exactly does it turn into?

The answer is that most of the mass is breathed out as carbon dioxide! 

“There is surprising ignorance and confusion about the metabolic process of weight loss,” says Professor Andrew Brown, head of the UNSW School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences.

Read the article here
Sydney schoolgirls carrying out a research project with UNSW plant ecologists, Professor Angela Moles and Dr Julia Cooke, have identified a possible solution to the annual problem of Christmas trees turning brown and dying in the middle of the lounge room.

They found that spraying the plant with hair spray keeps it healthier and looking good for longer, and have prepared a scientific paper on their novel findings that they hope to have published.

Read the article here
UNSW Welcomes our New Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs
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