Anchoring enormous oil and gas platforms on relatively unstable
seabeds and ensuring the efficiency of pipelines three kilometres or
more under the sea is work that has seen an outstanding young
researcher based at The University of Western Australia named Physical
Scientist of the Year.
Professor Mark Cassidy in UWA’s School of Civil Engineering is
Director of the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS), one of
the three leading centres in the field worldwide.
Two science students from The University of Western Australia have won prestigious Wentworth Group Scholarships.
The scholarships were awarded for the first time this year by the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, an independent group of eminent Australian scientists concerned with advancing solutions to secure the long-term health of Australia’s land, water and biodiversity.
UWA winners Sarah Arnold, 21, of Darlington, and Tas Thamo, 22, of West Perth, will use their scholarship win for direct mentoring with Wentworth Group scientists.
SymbioticA - the art and science collaborative research laboratory at The University of Western Australia - has won the Golden Nica for Hybrid Art as part of the international Prix Ars Electronica 2007 awards - one of the most important awards for creativity and pioneering activities in the field of digital media.
Combining no tillage farming and integrated weed management (IWM) strategies can reduce graingrower reliance on herbicides and help create long term sustainable and profitable cropping practices.
The University of Western Australia (UWA) Institute of Agriculture graduate, Frank D’Emden, won the 2006 Australian Agriculture and Resource Economics Society (AARES) masters thesis prize for a study on southern Australian grain growers’ adoption of conservation tillage.
Dr Jim Gill, Chief Executive of the WA Water Corporation, was awarded the 2006 Civil Engineer of the Year award by Engineers Australia on 9 November 2006. The Australia Civil Engineer of the Year award provides a high profile focus on engineering achievement and services.