An outreach program to encourage high school girls to study STEM subjects and the research team that developed a highly effective strategy to reduce the impact of a common eye infection are finalists in the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.
All UWA graduates and other members of Convocation are invited to attend the Spring Ordinary Meeting in the Banquet Hall of the University Club of Western Australia on Friday 20 September 2019 at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.
The guest speaker for the evening,
Guest Speaker: Professor Peter Veth, Director of the UWA Oceans Institute and Professor of Archaeology, will give a talk on
"A Deep History of Maritime Peoples from North Western Australia."
UWA Convocation Council member Dr Raj Kurup has been selected as one of Australia’s top 30 Most Innovative Engineers 2019 by the Institution of Engineers Australia, an honour for which he was previously recognised in 2017.
Convocation celebrates with UWA PhD graduate Arman Siahvashi being named as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers, and finalist for two categories in the WA Innovator of the Year 2019. Arman is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Engineering.
A new era of Western Australian rock art research is about to begin with the signing of an agreement between Rio Tinto and The University of Western Australia for a five-year funding arrangement for rock art research.
A study led by The University of Western Australia and Oceanwise Australia has revealed the remarkable biodiversity of the Exmouth Gulf in Western Australia’s remote North West, including a secret nursery where whales whisper to their calves.
More than 40 Year 10 and 11 Indigenous students from across the State will spend their school holidays at The University of Western Australia for the annual Indigenous Science, Engineering and Health Camp where they will learn about future career opportunities.
Five students from the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences have recently completed a week-long visit to the Pilbara region, inspiring almost 1000 students at Roebourne District High School, St Luke's College, and Karratha Senior High School to aim high, keep their options open, and consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
A new study on kangaroo paws by The University of Western Australia and researchers at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens has challenged existing views that plants favour long distance rather than short distance pollination to reproduce.