The School of Civil and Resource Engineering research ranking

Thursday, 1 February 2007

The School of Civil and Resource Engineering at UWA is currently ranked 18th in the world in terms of research output in the sub-discipline of Civil Engineering, according to the Centre for Evaluation of Science and Technology.

The Awesome Animations and Animatronics Outreach Programme

Thursday, 1 February 2007

The School of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) at UWA has made a significant contribution to WA school children’s learning through its Awesome Animations and Animatronics Outreach Programme.

Class of 1956 - 50th Year Reunion

Thursday, 1 February 2007

Engineers from the 1956 final year who graduated in early 1957 are already planning an extended 50 year reunion in November 2007.

2007 The Year of Women in Engineering

Thursday, 1 February 2007

Engineers Australia has named 2007 the Year of Women in Engineering. They are planning a range of activities to educate people about engineering, the role of women in engineering and to showcase the successes and achievements of female engineers.

Maths Olympiad at UWA

Thursday, 1 February 2007

On 28 October 2006, 171 Year 8 and 9 students from twenty-four WA high schools met at the UWA School of Mathematics and Statistics to compete in the eighth Western Australia Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO).

Climate right for change of thinking on pesticides

Thursday, 18 January 2007

A newly developed pesticide risk assessment method could determine whether climate change will increase or decrease the risk of pesticides leaching through the soil profile and contaminating ground water and the environment.

Rainstorms could be washing pesticides out the farm gate and across the countryside, contaminating water bodies in their wake.

This is a concern, considering that about 31,000 tonnes of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides are applied annually across Australia.

Love is in the air at UWA - but it smells

Thursday, 18 January 2007

Love is in the air at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and it is the good
‘old-fashioned’ kind that hasn’t been chemically induced and, best of all, it will keep the hormones away from the dinner table.

And it isn’t in the student body, but in the sheep at the UWA Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences School of Animal Biology.
 
Associate lecturer Dr Penny Hawken is exploring the possibility of controlling sheep reproductive cycles using pheromones (the smell of a ram) instead of hormone treatments, which will help increase the 382,000 tonnes of lamb and 244,000 tonnes of mutton Australia produces, which equates to seven per cent of the world’s supply.

Smoker warns of risky behaviour

Wednesday, 3 January 2007

While growing grain in WA is always a risky business, especially so this year, with the drought cutting yields and locusts threatening to cut a swathe through crops, growers also remain unsure of how best to maximise returns.

This year, perhaps more so than most, every dollar counts and due to the current volatile grain trading environment, growers are exploring non-traditional grain trading mediums.

UWA research boosting global barley breeding

Tuesday, 2 January 2007

Australia’s 6.6 million tonne barley industry would not be where it is today without a key project in WA that has more than 11,000 lines, comprising wild types, landraces, varieties and breeding lines, in its general barley collection.

The 30 year old barley germplasm enhancement project is located at the University of WA (UWA) Research Station in Shenton Park and has contributed to the development of several successful barely varieties in WA and nationally.