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Top students in microscopyhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4592Top students in microscopyMedia & Communication, Faculty of SciencePostgraduate students from the Department of Physiological Sciences at SU walked away with several awards at the microscopy conference hosted by the Microscopy Society of Southern Africa in December 2016
Major project to investigate unexplored Eastern Cape forestshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=4125Major project to investigate unexplored Eastern Cape forestsWiida Fourie-BassonThe creepy crawlies and other animals which inhabit the misty forests of the Eastern Cape will be the subject of a three-year research project funded by South Africa's Department of Science and Technology.
Maties dominate South African leg of FameLab competitionhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=3906Maties dominate South African leg of FameLab competitionMedia & Communication, Faculty of Science​Five of the ten finalists in the South African leg of FameLab – one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world – were from Stellenbosch University.
SU hosts historical meeting of numerical and applied mathematicianshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=3752SU hosts historical meeting of numerical and applied mathematiciansNick HaleThe first SANUM* meeting came into existence in 1975 when two eminent mathematicians, Prof. Lothar Collatz (1910-1990) from Germany and Dr Fritz John (1920-1994) from the United States of America, happened to visit South Africa at the same time.
First multimedia dictionary for South African Sign Languagehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=3632First multimedia dictionary for South African Sign LanguageWiida Fourie-BassonA lexicographer and a computer science student from Stellenbosch University (SU) combined forces to develop the first prototype of a multimedia electronic dictionary for South African Sign Language.
New research: South Africa’s white sharks face genetic threathttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=3166New research: South Africa’s white sharks face genetic threatWiida Fourie-BassonThe white shark population around the South African coast line has such a low level of genetic diversity that it may seriously jeopardizes their capability to survive into the future.
Maties computer science student shines in IBM competitionhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=3113Maties computer science student shines in IBM competitionMedia & Communication, Faculty of ScienceLodewyk van der Westhuizen, a third-year computer science student at Stellenbosch University (SU), was one of three winners in the IBM Master the Mainframe competition for students in the Middle East and Africa.
Top students in Applied Mathematics honouredhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=3017Top students in Applied Mathematics honouredMedia & Communication, Faculty of ScienceWhen Marina van Heyningen (50) decided two years ago that she is ready for a new academic challenge, she did not reckon on also receiving the Todd Morrison medal for the best MSc thesis in applied mathematics at Stellenbosch University.
Wyndham award goes to young Matie physiologisthttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=3014Wyndham award goes to young Matie physiologistWiida Fourie-BassonAn MSc student from Stellenbosch University (SU), Mr Itumeleng Chabaesele, received the Wyndham student award for the best oral presentation in the physiological sciences during the annual conference of the Physiology Society of Southern Africa (PSSA) rec
Lots of oohs and aahs at chemistry magic showhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=2903Lots of oohs and aahs at chemistry magic showWiida Fourie-BassonExplosions, magic fires in a dark forest and the shenanigans of the evil Gru from the movie Despicable Me and his minions.