This article is taken with permission from The Orbit.
Games are a great way to help the public understand abstract principles. Fourth year Bachelor of Science and Engineering student Alexander Tritt did just that and came in runner-up at the 2018 Quantum Games – a nationwide competition hosted by the ARC Centre for Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) to explain the science behind quantum mechanics through computer games.
Have a break – have dark chocolate
by Christina Nelson
With exams looming we need that excuse to eat chocolate and cry into our pillow about how much work there is to do, right?
Well, no more excuses needed. Recent research indicates that eating dark chocolate might increase cognition and other brain functions.
The Undergraduate Science Student Awards are now open for 2018!
Students may self-nominate, or be nominated by another student or staff member, around the broad category of leadership, academic culture & science communication.
Nominations will close at 5pm on the 1st June, 2018, so please complete the Google Form A.S.A.P!
Aidan Matthews @aidanjrmatthews
Time management is the essence of Life Management. It allows for the utilisation of time for the maximum productivity and the successful completion of tasks and goals. Developing techniques for your time as a student means you can have a social life, stay healthy, eat food, work a job and study a whole degree all at the same time. People have better time management skills than believed, but quite often struggle with the self-discipline and succumb to temptations.
Channel your inner artist by designing a T-shirt (limited edition of course!) for the Faculty of Science. The winning T-shirt will be worn by staff and students on Open Day 5 Aug 2018.
Entries open Thursday 29 March and close on Monday 7 May.
A judging panel will choose the winning entry.
If you win, not only will you see your design being worn all around the Monash Clayton campus on Open Day and other events – but you’ll also receive a $400 Coles/Myer gift voucher.
Please click here for the application form and further information regarding the terms, design requirements and specifications.
All the best and we look forward to seeing your designs!
INTERESTED IN STUDYING ABROAD?
Monash Global Opportunities Fair held on Wednesday 11th April from 11am – 3pm, is the perfect event for you!
The Global Opportunities Fair is Monash University’s flagship event for the promotion of learning abroad, which showcases an exciting range of opportunities at 170+ partner universities.
Students who attend the Fair will explore the breadth of options available to them, from faculty-led short term programs to semester-length exchange programs.
Students will also receive advice about financial support and have a chance to ask questions to our partner institutions and Faculty exchange coordinators.
Current exchange students here at Monash and those who have studied at one of our partner institutions as part of their degree will also be volunteering at the event in order to facilitate invaluable peer-to-peer advising.
When: Wednesday 11th April 2018, 11:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Main Dining Hall and Airport Lounge, Campus Centre, Clayton Campus
Depression & Addiction:
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), approximately one in five Americans suffering with a mood disorder like depression is also battling with alcohol addiction or some other type of chronic substance abuse.
Conversely, about 20 percent of all individuals addicted to alcohol or drugs also experience some level of depression, anxiety, or other mood-related disorder.
On their own, these issues can feel absolutely debilitating and dramatically lower your quality of life. But when they’re combined, the consequences can actually be fatal.
What is it about these two issues that makes them happen in unison? Dr. Keenan and Dr. Cohen explore the answers to that question and more in the article: https://www.