Champions of the Google Earth – Build your Campus in 3D Competition

Friday, 1 February 2008

A UWA team has been named by internet giant Google the Champions of the Earth after their win in Google SketchUp Build your Campus in 3D competition.
The eight-member Team UWA, shortlisted for the award in December along with two teams from The University of Melbourne, were named the winner for its 3D virtual UWA at a ceremony in Sydney.

Class of 1978 - Engineering 30th Year Reunion

Friday, 1 February 2008

The Engineering Class of ’78 celebrated their 30th anniversary with a dinner at The University Club on Friday 12 October 2007. An excellent response to the reunion invitation resulted in 27 attendees, including Tom Krapeshlis from Sydney and Kit Wignall from Melbourne.

Celebrating the Year of Women in Engineering

Friday, 1 February 2008

The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics hosted a special cocktail party on Friday 26 October 2007 to celebrate the achievements of women engineering graduates as part of Engineers Australia – The Year of Women in Engineering.
120 graduates returned to UWA, along with industry guests and University staff to listen to former engineering graduate, Sue Murphy (General Manager – Water Corporation).

Symposium Engineering the Future: Beyond the Boom

Friday, 1 February 2008

26-27th February 2008
UWA Claremont Campus, Princess Road, Claremont
Industry and academic researchers present their observations on engineering practice. For the conference brochure visit the website or contact Sabbia Tilli on (61-8) 6488 3058.

2007 General Sir John Monash Awards

Friday, 1 February 2008

Kirsty Kuo (née Newton) was one of eight Australian citizens awarded the prestigious General Sir John Monash Award in 2007. This award is Australia’s equivalent of the Rhodes scholarship and the American Fulbright Program and is awarded for outstanding academic achievement, community consciousness, service and leadership potential in their field and the community. It comprises AUD150,000 over three years for postgraduate study at any of the world’s best universities overseas.

Random Madness - Technical Coordination in Engineering Practice

Friday, 1 February 2008

In my research I noticed engineers doing lots of coordination in which technical knowledge is inextricably bound up with “soft skills” and understanding of human behaviour. It is time-consuming and most don’t see it as engineering work. After countless phone calls chasing up suppliers, contractors, colleagues and clients an engineer would often say something like “now I can get down to some real engineering work at last!” Yet this coordination is essential to get results.

Class of 1956 Reunion

Friday, 1 February 2008

The Class of 1956 UWA Engineering Graduates held a very successful week long Reunion in November 2007, centred around the Sunday Convocation Luncheon for Graduates of fifty years standing.

University Engineers’ Club

Friday, 1 February 2008

The Graduate Networking Dinner (GND) is an annual event organised by the University Engineers’ Club (UEC). In 2008 the event is being supported by Chevron (Platinum UEC Sponsor), UWA Young Engineers (UWAYE) and the UWA Office of Development. The purpose of the event is to facilitate networking between final and penultimate year engineering and computing students and prospective employers. This is achieved by allocating a table to an employer for the event. Over the course of the evening three different groups of five students from disciplines relevant to the employer share a table and dine with company representatives (one group per course). Students have an opportunity

UWA Regains FSAE-Australasia Crown!

Friday, 1 February 2008

From 13-16 December 2007 UWA Motorsport (UWAM) competed in the 7th annual Formula SAE Australasia event held in Werribee, Victoria. UWAM won the title in 2005 and having narrowly lost out in 2006 to RMIT University was eager to put in a good showing. After four tense days of competition the result was decided after the last event with UWA Motorsport finishing 1st overall with 895.6 points out of 1000. RMIT University finished second 15 points behind with Monash University in third place. Another close result with RMIT cements a healthy rivalry that no doubt drives both teams to greater heights. In achieving overall event victory, UWAM finished with eight podium places out of a possible nine, amongst them the overall dynamic award for having the fastest car at the competition.

UWA Young Engineers celebrating a decade of achievement and success

Friday, 1 February 2008

Past and present members of the UWA Young Engineers committee gathered on 27 September 2007 to celebrate a decade of achievement and success. Special guests included Professor Doug McEachern, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of UWA and Mr Jim Brown, the President of Engineers Australia Executive WA Division. Over the past decade the UWA Young Engineers have grown from a group of eight forward thinking students into a force of 41 members in 2007. They exist to bridge the gap between students and employers and improve the skills with which students graduate.