Class of 1981 – 25 Year Reunion

Friday, 1 June 2007

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.

Words from the President

Friday, 1 June 2007

There is nothing like experience. It is hard earned and invaluable to engineering practice.

There is no doubt that our engineering undergraduates would benefit immensely from the interaction with experienced engineers, to learn the lessons beyond engineering science.

It is also not hard to see that the EGA represents a deep and wide experience base in all forms of engineering.

Computer System for Indian Orphanage

Friday, 1 June 2007

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Australia, in partnership with The East West Overseas Aid Foundation (TEWOAF), is developing a computer learning facility for a girls’ orphanage, the Uluru Children’s Home, in Tamil Nadu, India.
Alex Craven, a UWA Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate helped to expand a current six node pilot network into a multi-function centre supporting 35 computers for the Uluru Children’s Home.

UWA - India Partnership

Friday, 1 June 2007

According to IDP’s Global Student Mobility 2025, India’s population is forecast to increase from just over 1 billion in 2000 to 1.35 billion in 2025. The study indicates that the demand for higher education in India will reach 60 million places by 2025. By this time, India will be the second largest source of demand for international higher education. The total demand for this from India is predicted to increase to 630,000 places in 2025, up from 77,000 places in 2000.

Competencies of Engineering Graduates Project Update

Friday, 1 June 2007

The Competencies of Engineering Graduates (CEG) Project is being undertaken within the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics to develop an instrument for surveying workplace supervisors to profile the generic competencies of engineering graduates. This will help to keep engineering courses aligned with industry requirements. The study is being conducted as a PhD project by Ms Sally Male, supervised by Professor Mark Bush and Dr Elaine Chapman.

UWA Young Engineers 10th Anniversary Cocktail Party Update

Friday, 1 June 2007

UWA Young Engineers (UWAYE) is a student run organisation that promotes and generates opportunities for the personal and professional development of engineering students at UWA, and aims to enhance understanding of the profession.

Class of 1956 - 50th Year Reunion Update

Friday, 1 June 2007

There has been a very positive response from engineering graduates to the proposed November 2007 week long reunion for the Class of 1956. The reunion will be held from 14 to 20 November. Registrations for the reunion will be sought in a letter to each graduate later in the year.

The School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

Friday, 1 June 2007

The School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering is turning around the recent trend of declining enrolments in the School’s courses. Western Power is taking a leading role in helping reverse this trend.

Telling no till tales

Wednesday, 9 May 2007

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.

Genetic improvement value adds grain

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Improving genetics can shift grain from bulk commodity to value added opportunity, enhance profit margins and help differentiate grain products in a competitive global market place.

Profitable and sustainable grain production results from developing new varieties, using molecular markers to track traits, capitalising on new market opportunities and collaborating internationally.