University of Auckland students Steven Turnbull, Joni White and Zak Whiting hit the New Zealand Institute of Physics Conference in Dunedin, New Zealand, during 10-12 July. All had successfully secured Dodd-Walls Centre travel grants to contribute towards the cost of their attendance.
Steven and Zak gave well received oral papers in the Education sessions – Steven on his study of gender differences in undergraduate physics, and Zak on his work with the Beambox audio-visual outreach project. Joni presented her recent centrifugal microfluidics developments as part of the FoodSafe programme as a poster.
Their visit coincided with dramatically extreme weather that blanketed the city with snow and closed all roads in and out. Fortunately, the venue was well heated, the presentations interesting, and the warmth of the hospitality at the conference dinner at Larnach Castle was unaffected!