Engineering Week is a national event showcasing the engineering profession to the wider University community and encouraging students to continue pursuing their engineering studies. This year, the UWA Young Engineers organised a week of challenging competitions with the generous support of Bechtel Australia.
The NOMAD UWA Sustainable Housing Experimental Test Facility was officially opened on July 27 by Associate Professor Jane Long, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Teaching & Learning), with Associate Professor Carolyn Oldham and Associate Professor Gary Bundell from the Faculty.
The Winthrop Society was launched in March this year. The event was hosted by the Chancellor, Dr Michael Chaney AO and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson AM. The Honorary Patrons of the Society are all former Chancellors; Dr Donald Aitken AO, Clinical Professor Alex Cohen AO, The Honorable Geoffrey Kennedy AO and His Excellency Dr Ken Michael AC.
The School of Computer Science and Software Engineering is recreating the UWA campus with its magnificent grounds and buildings in 3 dimensions as part of The UWA Virtual Universe Project. This project will allow anyone, anywhere to explore and walk freely in virtual space around the campus. Interesting sites include the Sunken Gardens, the Sommerville Auditorium, the Tropical Grove and Winthrop Hall. Once logged on, visitors will be able to interact with each other and to find more information they can click on buildings and signs.
At The University of Western Australia (UWA), there are a number of unique projects, some in the areas of medicine, science and engineering, that are critically dependent on advanced high-end and large-scale computing and data management. Recognising this critical need, a $5million state of the art Western Australian Supercomputer Program (WASP) facility was established at UWA. The plan is for this facility to address much-needed computing capacity and support simulation research.
A higher than usual percentage of PhD candidates will be among almost 1,200 students graduating during the spring series of graduation ceremonies starting at The University of Western Australia tonight.
More than 90 PhD candidates will graduate having completed research which impacts on areas ranging from health and education to environmental sustainability. They will be joined by three candidates graduating with professional doctorates – two in Education and one in Business Administration.
The year 2006 was a significant one for the School of Psychology at UWA. It marked the 75th anniversary of the first intake of students to he newly established Department of Psychology, and also the 50th year since the commencement of the Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree.
The University of Western Australia IEEE Student Branch (IEEESB) is a thriving student group which runs popular functions throughout the year for electrical and electronic engineering students as well as software and computer science students. The UWA IEEESB is supported by IEEE and is helped by Dr Jasmine Henry (UWA IEEE Student Activities Co-ordinator).
On 19 April 2007, the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics organised the First Year Engineering Course and Career Day. This event brought together the 620 students in the First Year Engineering cohort. At UWA, engineering students undertake a common first year. This enabled students to become familiar with the engineering programmes available to them.
A reunion for the Class of 1981 students at the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics is being organised for November. The organising committee consists of Rick Hoad, Anthony McGrath, Shane McLindon, Ian Anderson and Mark Wilshusen. An email update has already been sent to all known addresses. If you have not received this email, please email Rick Hoad.