Where in the world can you listen to discussions about new therapies to treat cancer, use supercomputers to solve challenges in chemistry, learn how plants grow in infertile soils and about new computer techniques to reveal patterns in Shakespeare?
Where else but at The University of Western Australia during its first ever Research Week.
Starting next Monday 3 November, UWA's Research Week will showcase the best of the University's research and researchers. Members of the community, researchers and industry representatives are welcome to attend any of the free public lectures and events on campus throughout the week, which ends on Friday 7 November.
Highlights include the Trans-Tasman Three-Minute Thesis competition, where young postgraduate students from around Australia and New Zealand battle it out to determine who can best present their thesis in three minutes. UWA will be represented by psychology student Bronwyn Milkins who will talk about how retraining the way you think might help you sleep better.
Other events include patent searching, where you can find out if anyone has already patented your idea, or which companies hold patents in your area; and learning to be an expert witness. Expert witness consulting can be a professionally rewarding and satisfying experience.
There are a range of other seminars and workshops including: teacher wellbeing and its impact on student learning; the Square Kilometre Array and how it will not only enable us to go back in time to the formation of the first stars and galaxies, but provide new education, science and technical opportunities; and new insights into the hazards of industry operations in the world's oceans and how the geosciences can help manage the risks.
Join the crowd and get involved in university research through UWA Crowd Research.
Crowdsourcing projects include eye protection, soil microbes, whale-sharks, and Kings Park Honour Avenue. This innovative way of involving the community in research enables you to volunteer as a subject or take part in investigations.
David Stacey (UWA Media Manager) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 32 637 716