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Run the River

Students who attended Sessions A and C in January 2014 and visited the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s stand at our Partners’ Day Expo, played an interactive game designed to show the challenges associated with “running the river” to meet the demands of an evolving population.

The game is based on over 100 years of historic and modelled data from the Murray–Darling Basin, making it a great simulation of the water cycle, and water management issues.

Run the River – a water sharing challenge, is now available for free download for both Android and Apple smart devices (phones and tablets). You can find out about the app, and links to download at the MDBA web page.

Australian National University MOOC

The ANU is running a massive open online course (MOOC) that might be of interest to NYSF students and alumni alike.

The “Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the Cosmos” is presented by Professor Brian Schmidt and Professor Paul Francis and will interest students keen on astronomy and astrophysics, offering a good opportunity to be exposed to how university courses operate.

More information is available at the ANU EDX website.

University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is committed to nurturing future generations of researchers, to developing new insights, and promoting a wider understanding of the world in which we live.  Its new website showcases stories that illustrate the breadth of research being undertaken at the university.  Take a look and be inspired.