Assistant Professor Chunbo Ma from the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics has recently been awarded the 2013 Australia China Emerging Future Leaders in Low Emissions Coal Technology Fellowship by the Australian Academy of Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). Eight Australian researchers have been awarded the fellowship from various disciplines by ATSE via a peer nomination process with merit-based assessment. Preference has been given to early career researchers who have shown the potential to be a future leader with their research established but international linkages with China in need of further development.
A sustainable grazing system using native perennial shrubs to feed livestock and developed by Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre has won the Caring for our Country Landcare Eureka Prize for Sustainable Agriculture.
A PhD student from The University of Western Australia will take on the world's best young speakers in the global final of the Institution of Engineering and Technology's Present around the World (PATW) 2013 competition after winning the Asia-Pacific Regional competition in Brunei last week.
An Unknown Sky, which was also recently longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, is one of five books shortlisted for the coveted Steele Rudd Award for an Australian short story collection.