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Team UniSA wins gold at UniNationals

UniSA students were highly successful competing against other universities from across the country in the recent UniSport Nationals.

The competition involves students from 43 universities going head to head in a number of national standard sporting competitions.

The 2019 UniNationals division 2 event was held from 8-11 July on the Gold Coast.

A team of 32 represented Team UniSA in lacrosse, mixed netball and women’s volleyball.

The lacrosse team won gold and were the inaugural UniNationals Lacrosse Champions, defeating the University of Melbourne 19-9 in the grand final.

UniSA’s women’s volleyball team went undefeated until losing a very close grand final to the University of Canberra. By winning silver, they qualified for the UniNationals Div 1 to be held in September.

The mixed netball team won five of their eight matches.

You can see more photos in the UniSA Sport Facebook album.

Photos: Juan Photography

UniNationals 

Adelaide Crows Melbourne Business Lunch

As a Premier Partner of the Adelaide Football Club, UniSA had naming rights to the Adelaide Crows’ business lunch held in Melbourne in late July. The event focused on the business of sport covering the key themes of careers, resilience and reinvention. Guest speakers including Craig Kelly, Brad Scott, and sporting greats Darren Lehmann and Lleyton Hewitt.

With UniSA Online the presenting partner for the event, UniSA Online Executive Director Tom Steer addressed the audience on the growth of UniSA Online and how it’s creating exciting futures for students looking to either advance their career or start a new career.

The lunch was attended by guests including Adelaide Football Club board members and executive members, club ambassadors, club corporate partners and sponsors including business professionals, high-level executives, key decision makers and influencers. It provided an opportunity for UniSA Online to engage and network with more than 300 Melbourne-based attendees.

Adelaide Crows Melbourne Business Lunch

Moon landing celebration at Mawson Lakes

The Adelaide Planetarium celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing with a special weekend event. The event was held 20-21 August with 200 people attending the weekend sessions.

Visitors were able to see a re-creation of the historic landing in the dome of the Adelaide Planetarium and learn what rocks were able to teach humans about the moon. They also participated in an exercise that allowed them to learn how to find where the Eagle landed with binoculars and were able to have their photo taken in front of the Adelaide Planetarium Photobooth.

Moon landing celebration at Mawson Lakes

NASA astronaut and research engineer talks Columbia and creativity

One of the key research engineers to work on discovering just what went wrong with the Columbia Space Shuttle when it disintegrated on re-entry in 2003, Charles Camarda, was in Adelaide recently to talk about space, science and maths education, problem solving, new ways of learning and creativity.

In a busy two-week schedule, Camarda delivered two public lectures, visited the Australian Space Agency, the new SmartSat CRC and a range of local high schools.

One of Camarda’s lectures, hosted by UniSA’s Innovation Collaboration Centre, covered How NASA lost its way and how it can recover. The other, The Role of Creativity and Innovation in NASA’s Return to Flight STS-114, looked at the issues NASA faced when after 27 successful missions the Columbia Space Shuttle disintegrated on re-entry, killing all seven crew members. It was hosted by UniSA’s Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning.

ICC Entrepreneur in Residence Terry Gold with Dr Charles Camarda.ICC Entrepreneur in Residence Terry Gold with Dr Charles Camarda.

 

(L) Dr Charles Camarda presenting. (R) Terry Gold, Dr Charles Camarda and ICC Associate Director Jasmine Vreugdenburg.(L) Dr Charles Camarda presenting. (R) Terry Gold, Dr Charles Camarda and ICC Associate Director Jasmine Vreugdenburg.