Australia's $10 billion 'other reef'

Monday, 17 August 2015

For the first time scientists have put a dollar value on Australia’s little talked about ‘other reef’, the Great Southern Reef, finding it contributes more than $10 billion to the Australian economy each year.

UWA Travelling Scientist program adding SPICE to the Kimberley

Friday, 14 August 2015

The University of Western Australia has extended its ‘Travelling Scientist’ program to the state’s remote Kimberley region in a bid to support and inspire science teachers and their students.

BloomLab launch

BloomLab encouraging WA's young innovators

Friday, 14 August 2015

Western Australia’s next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs now have help to get their ideas off the ground with the official launch of BloomLab, a collaboration between St Catherine’s College at The University of Western Australia and not-for-profit student organisation Bloom.

Scouts and volunteers

Helping NFPs attract and keep volunteers

Thursday, 13 August 2015

The University of Western Australia is teaming with the Scouts Association to work out how to attract good quality volunteers and also how to keep them.

Galaxy

Scientists measure slow death of the Universe

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

An international team of astronomers studying 200,000 galaxies has measured the energy generated within a large portion of space more precisely than ever before, discovering that it’s only half what it was 2 billion years ago and fading – the Universe is slowly dying.

Melinda Hodkiewicz

New BHP Billiton Research Fellow in Engineering for Remote Operations

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Engineering asset management expert, Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz, has been appointed the new BHP Billiton Research Fellow in Engineering for Remote Operations (ERO) at The University of Western Australia.

Childhood health research

New collaboration offers support for child health research

Monday, 3 August 2015

BrightSpark, the Raine Medical Research Foundation and The University of Western Australia have joined forces to contribute to vital child health research.

UWA computer modelling on MH370 crash site

UWA expert says MH370 search area is consistent with research findings

Friday, 31 July 2015

Scientists at The University of Western Australia say there is a consistency between the current search area at Reunion Island and where debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 could have drifted to, based on their research.

Amy Page

UWA Researcher Amy Page Young Pharmacist of the Year

Friday, 31 July 2015

A PhD student at The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Health and Ageing has been named the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Young Pharmacist of the Year.

Parasitic plants

How parasitic plants know when to attack

Friday, 31 July 2015

An international team of researchers, including scientists at The University of Western Australia, have discovered how parasitic plants, which steal their nutrients from other living plants, have evolved with the ability to detect and attack their hosts.