Tagged: science & society

chocolate! & just in time for easter - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Mar 27, 2013

For years the husband has insisted that chocolate is a health food. He’s also spun me the line that eating it is good for the rainforest, as the mature cacao trees apparently grow in mature forest. So he’ll be happy with the Herald‘s story on his sweet treat, which has the enticing title of “Sweet news: chocolate is good for … Read More

academic olympics fail to gain government support - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Aug 16, 2012

This is a guest post – I’m running it on behalf of my friend & colleague Dr Angela Sharples. Angela is the current chair of OlympiaNZ (the umbrella organisation for the various NZ Olympiad committees) and leads NZ International Biology Olympiad. She received the Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Award in 2011. At a time when we celebrate all things sporting … Read More

reflections on the WEB days - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Jun 13, 2012

We’ve just held the second day of the annual “Waikato Experience of Biology” (WEB) days – around 700 year 13 biology students, & their teachers, have come on campus over those 2 days for a program of seminars + some lab experience that supports their learning in several areas of their Biology curriculum. (There are photos on the Faculty’s … Read More

Emerging NZ Scientists – Jayne Ihaka, Chair of VUW’s Science Society - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Apr 07, 2012

There’s also a huge population of undergraduate science students in NZ with a vested interest in seeing the country grow and appreciate science. Here we ask Jayne Ihaka and other members of the Victoria University Science Society their views on the conference from the perspective of NZ’s future researchers. 1. NZAS has picked emerging scientists as the … Read More