An internationally recognised offshore engineering researcher and a PhD student at UWA with a passion for improving the ear health of Indigenous children are among the winners of this year’s Premier’s Science Awards.
Mathematics graduate and professor of Biology at Stanford University has received this year’s Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony held on Friday 12 August.
Professor Marcus Feldman was joined by other extraordinary alumni, recognised in four other award categories – Women in Engineering, Changemaker: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Community Service and Young Alumnus.
The weird and wonderful world of biology will be on display at a series of free workshops and events open to the public at The University of Western Australia on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August, as part of National Science Week.
In Australia, the cost of workers’ compensation claims for mental stressis $200 million per year. Further, PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates work stress costs the Australian economy at least $10.9 billion per year.
What a delight to welcome Professor Peter Klinken, WA Chief Scientist, to the Marshall Centre this week. Professor Klinken and Professor Marshall discussed a range of topics that are important to the future of science in Western Australia.
Professor Barry Marshall met with special guests yesterday from the University of Science and Technology of China. Coordinated by Mr. Zhou Zhengkai (Deputy Director, Office of International Cooperation, USTC), Professor Marshall was invited to share his research journey with visiting students from China. The delegation have already invited five Nobel Prize winners to present their work at USTC this year.
It is hoped that the visit will encourage further collaboration between UWA and USTC by promoting joint research and the exchange of staff and students.