News for academic and professional staff in the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics.

Call for applications: Grand Challenges Exploration - Round 5

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 5 of the Grand Challenges Explorations, a US $100 million initiative to encourage unconventional global health solutions. Anyone can apply, regardless of education or experience level.

Huge internal waves cause benthic storms

Friday, 26 March 2010

In an Australian first, researchers have observed the generation of internal waves flowing hundreds of metres beneath the ocean surface on the North West Shelf.

The Learning Space: FASE workshop 'Introduction to Course Design'

Friday, 26 March 2010

The Introduction to Course Design workshop will be particularly useful for all new lecturers in the Faculty who have started within the last three years. Existing staff with no prior educational training are also encouraged to attend. This one day training session will cover components including a range of pedagogical areas, such as:

  • Assessment and evaluation;
  • Teaching approach;
  • Laboratories; and
  • Learning objectives.

Continuing education course: Thermal treatment of biomass and wastes

Thursday, 25 March 2010

This three day course ‘Thermal treatment of biomass and wastes: principles and applications' run by the Centre for Energy at UWA, is designed for those undertaking or considering the disposal of wastes containing organic materials and postgraduate students in the field of energy utilisation.

Reminder: FASE launch/ champagne luncheon

Monday, 22 March 2010

An exciting new initiative for staff is here... Based on the successful model developed at the Lund Institute of Technology, FASE (the Faculty Academy for the Scholarship of Education) is a membership organisation for staff in the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, with developmental and capacity building facilities and the scope to act as a clearing house for educational concerns.

Electric vehicles hit the road in Australia - First Trial

Friday, 19 March 2010

An Australia-first trial that will monitor the performance, environmental benefits, policy, infrastructure and practical implications for electric vehicle fleets was launched at UWA on Thursday, 11 May. 

Call for volunteers: Parents Welcome – Saturday 27th March

Friday, 19 March 2010

The University's annual Parents Welcome will be held this Saturday 27 March from 2.00pm to 5.30pm. The Faculty is seeking staff and students who would like to volunteer to lead tours of our Faculty and/or to open their workshops or laboratories for the afternoon.

Australasian Oil and Gas Expo

Friday, 19 March 2010

UWA is taking part this week in The Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition (AOG) at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 March, inclusive.

Deputy Vice Chancellor’s Lunchtime Research Seminar Series

Friday, 19 March 2010

The inaugural DVCR's Lunchtime Research Seminar Series, initiated and hosted by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, Professor Robyn Owens, serves as a forum for UWA's research leaders to share their experience with UWA's research community on a range of crucial research issues.

Call for applications: Improving Student Learning Grants

Friday, 19 March 2010

Expressions of Interest are sought for the Semester 1, 2010 round of Improving Student Learning (ISL) Grants.

UWA Research Orientation: Settling in at UWA

Friday, 19 March 2010

All academic and research staff commencing at the University are invited to participate in the UWA Research Orientation: Settling in at UWA.

Call for papers: 2010 Australian Mining Technology Conference

Friday, 19 March 2010

CRC Mining is now calling for papers for the 2010 Australian Mining Technology Conference "Technology changing the mining business footprint", to be held at UWA from 13 to 15 September 2010.

Call for applications: AINSE Postgraduate Awards

Friday, 19 March 2010

Applications are now open for AINSE Postgraduate Awards and will close on 15 April 2010.

2010 ANZAAS - Australian Synchrotron Winter School

Friday, 19 March 2010

The Australian Synchrotron, in conjunction with ANZAAS (The Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science), will be hosting the annual Winter School on Synchrotron Radiation Science from 12-15 July, 2010. The school aims to assist early career researchers to develop an understanding of synchrotron radiation science and its applicability to a vast range of fields of scientific research.

The Learning Space

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Problem solving requires thinking and engineering problem solving requires engineering thinking: a few thoughts from Dr. Carl Reidsema and Associate Professor Roger Hadgraft.

Environmental Engineering Student wins AWA National Award

Thursday, 18 March 2010

The Faculty is delighted to offer our congratulations to Samuel Cleary, final year Environmental Systems Engineering student, who has won the AWA National Undergraduate of the Year Award at Ozwater 2010, with his paper 'Targeting strategic tree and perennial plantings to reduce stream salinity in the Warren River Catchment'.

Seminar: WA's transport infrastructure future

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Western Australia's future transport infrastructure needs will be discussed through the lenses of government, industry and academia at a free public event at 5.30pm on Tuesday, 20 April at the UWA Business School (please note that the date has been postponed from 17 March).

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics - Teaching and Learning Awards

Thursday, 18 March 2010

The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics was pleased to announce the recipients of its 2010 Teaching and Learning Awards at a ceremony held at The University Club on Tuesday, 16th March 2010.

Australia-China Council grants for projects to strengthen Australia’s relationship with China

Thursday, 18 March 2010

The Australia-China Council (ACC) invites expressions of interest for grant applications from organisations and individuals for projects in support of ACC goals in priority areas which include: energy development, water, disaster management, mine and workplace safety. Deadline for EOI is 26 March.

Bioenergy Forum: Can biogas be the answer for future energy needs?

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Bring your questions and comments on bioenergy and participate in the discussion: Can biogas be the answer for future energy needs?