A public health researcher whose groundbreaking work has helped prevent birth defects and a biomedical scientist who helped pioneer a microscope-in-a-needle to detect cancer cells are two of eight leading academics from The University of Western Australia among 15 finalists in this year’s Premier’s Science Awards.
To celebrate its Centenary, The Faculty of Education is hosting two competitions as part of UWA Open Day. In recognition of teachers and the work they do we are asking primary and secondary schools in Western Australia to tell us what they think the world would be like without teachers. We also reflect on the past, present and future by inviting Faculty alumni, students, staff to share a photo that of their time at the Faculty. These photos will be pinned up on our display board during Open Day.
Details on how to enter these competitions are as follows:
Professor Professor David Andrich, who holds the Chapple Chair in the Graduate School of Education, was awarded the Benjamin Drake Wright Senior Scholar Award by the Rasch Measurement Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association, taking home $1000US and a plaque.
A postgraduate student who came to The University of Western Australia as part of an Aboriginal Orientation Course in 2001 has been named this year’s NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Scholar of the Year for Western Australia.
Pioneering research into understanding how to best manage green spaces using limited water allocations has been acknowledged for outstanding research achievement at the 2016 Parks and Leisure Australia WA Awards.
The 2016 Research Award went to The University of Western Australia’s Water Allocation Project within the UWA Turf Research Program, led by Dr Louise Barton and Professor Tim Colmer from UWA’s School of Plant Biology and Institute of Agriculture.
Tom Simpson never quite understood why, as a young child, he was dragged to endless art galleries. But years later, the UWA Business School PhD candidate has developed a new appreciation for art—and is even developing a new way to value collectable art pieces.
Mosman Park student Tatiana Kurniawan will represent Western Australia at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge national final to be held in Hobart in December after outsmarting 82 fellow Year 10 students in today’s State final held at The University of Western Australia.