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

DVCRs Lunchtime Research Seminar: 'Postdocs - the lifeblood of a research-intensive university'

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

The inaugural 'DVCRs 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. The second seminar in the series will be on the topic: 'Postdocs - the lifeblood of a research-intensive university'.

Workshop: Preparing to apply for academic promotion

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

This session will provide participants with information on the process for applying for promotion and how to put together a successful application.

Call for applications: GO8 - DAAD

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

The Group of Eight is calling for applications under the Go8 and DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Joint Research Cooperation Scheme.

Safer mining follows agreement on UWA research

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Technology invented at The University of Western Australia to make work conditions safer for underground miners is likely to be used around the world soon, following an agreement signed today.

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'.