Warden of Convocation Doug McGhie successfully completed the Ride to Conquer Cancer in early October. Each day saw the 800 plus cyclists pedalling into stiff sea breezes, and on Sunday into 70 km/h headwinds along the Warnbro Sound coast.
The Saturday evening in Mandurah was special as the head of the Harry Perkins Institute, Professor Peter Leedman, introduced top fundraisers and some particularly brave and inspirational cyclists, some of who were completing the challenge for their seventh time.
The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences celebrates the success of USafe, a team of three UWA female engineering students who recently took part in the third annual NASA Space Apps Perth hackathon, on 20-21 October.
UWA PhD candidate, Samantha Andrzejaczek, was recently awarded First Place and the Audience Choice Award for her success in the OI – OGS PhD video competition held on Tuesday 23 October at UWA’s Oceans Institute (OI). The competition, which aims to increase the impact and visibility of OI postgraduate research, presents PhD students with the opportunity to share their research efforts in a creative three minute video submission.
The UWA Girls in Engineering outreach program (GIE) recently visited Presbyterian Ladies’ College to deliver hands-on problem-solving activities to Year 3 students, the youngest cohort to be involved with the program to date.
Five of The University of Western Australia’s brightest female engineering students recently took part in the 10th annual WIMWA Summit, a one-day-seminar and professional networking event which aims to encourage women to increase their presence in the industry and form strong professional networks.
A team of four UWA Civil Engineering students flew to Taipei in Taiwan to compete in the Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools (IDEERS) structural competition held on 14-15 September.
Rio Tinto and The University of Western Australia have joined forces to bring an innovative global leadership program for students to Western Australia designed to enhance their cultural intelligence, networks, collaboration and leadership skills.