The Faculty is pleased to acknowledge Karina Congdon who was recently awarded the WA Young Water Professional of the Year. This highly esteemed award is presented to an outstanding young water professional who has demonstrated their commitment to the water profession and shown exceptional achievement in the early stages of their career.
The Faculty wishes to offer our congratulations to both Emeritus Professor Brian Stone and Dr Nathan Scott for winning the best paper award for their presentation “Some Reflections on On-line Tutoring and Plagiarism” at the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) conference.
The Faculty is delighted to offer our congratulations to 2008 Environmental Engineering graduate, Alison Barrett-Lennard for winning the State Australian Water Association (AWA) Undergraduate of the Year Award. As a result of an engaging presentation by Alison, the School of Environmental Systems Engineering can now display the perpetual trophy, in recognition of another of their students' outstanding achievements.
The Faculty is delighted to announce the award of the latest industry and research grants. We are pleased to acknowledge the excellent research achievements of our esteemed colleagues and look forward to highlighting further grants in future newsletters.
The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative is likely to have a substantial impact on the Faculty and the University in the future. The ARC has released the indicators that will be used to support the evaluation of research excellence in the ERA initiative.
There are a range of expanded and exciting activities for staff and students in O Week, 16- 20 February 2009. Staff in the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics are encouraged to attend the following activities to meet our commencing students and help to make them feel welcome.
The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, Professor David Smith, has today launched a Strategic Review of the Faculty. This consultative and open review will encompass a wide ranging examination of the Faculty's activities, and provide the opportunity for all staff to have a say in the future direction of the Faculty.
The key project of the Faculty CATLyst this year is to produce and trial a Faculty specific guide to support sessional staff. Given the increasing proportion of teaching that is conducted by sessional teachers, this is an area of significant importance.