What does an engineering student really need to know and be able to do? If you met a graduate from UWA what would you be embarrassed that they hadn't mastered? What are the tricky troublesome areas which always catch some students out whilst others sail through? Which are the questions students always mess up in exams no matter how much we go over the topic in lectures? These are some of the very obvious but critically important issues we are currently trying to think about in building our new Foundation program.
His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales KG took a keen interest in a high-tech marine ocean glider owned by The UWA when he visited CSIRO aboard the Marine National Facility Research Vessel Southern Surveyor in Sydney last month.
Winthrop Professor Chari Pattiaratchi said the glider had helped revolutionise ocean observations and climate science, playing a vital role in understanding climate change, rising sea levels and ocean acidification.
The Faculty will be welcoming all of our new students (up to 1000 of them!) on Wednesday, 17th February 2010. This will be the perfect opportunity to personally welcome our new recruits, including local and international, undergraduates and postgraduates and help to confirm they have made the absolute best choice in university and course.
All staffare invited to join us at our ice-breaker activities on the morning of Wednesday 17th February on Riley Oval, prior to the formal welcome at 10am.
As Faculty members will know from previous circulars, the Faculty's Phase I proposals for majors were endorsed by the Interim Boards of Studies at their recent January meetings, and we are now entering Phase II of the Future Framework process.
UWA Internal Guidelines with information, handy hints on completing applications, a budget costing template, guidelines on using the ARC's RMS application system and links to relevant ARC documentation are available on the UWA website.
Phase I of the Future Framework implementation is now complete. The Expressions of Interest and a summary of the deliberations of the Steering Committee are available on the ECM Future Framework website. To access the Future Framework website you will require your staff number and Pheme password.
The Interim Board of Studies of Science strongly endorsed the Faculty's EOI for Majors. Their responses are available on the ECM Future Framework website. The first deadlines for Phase II are for the submission of expressions of interest for Unattached Units and End-on Honours by 22nd of February for Masters by 1st March.
UWA Safety and Health Office (SHO) distributes a monthly safety newsletter to all safety personnel and managers, but is mindful that wider distribution may be regarded as unsolicited or unwanted mail by some individuals.
The Australian Academy of Science invites applications from professional scientists to visit Europe, North America (Canada, USA and Mexico) and North East Asia (China, Korea and Taiwan) between 1 July 2010 and 31 March 2011 to collaborate with researchers in those countries.
Proposals in any field of natural science, basic and applied, including mathematics and engineering science, will be considered. The duration of the visits must be between 14 and 40 days.
The Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships Funding Rules for 2010 are now available on the ARC website. These fellowships are open to both Australian and overseas applicants and provide an opportunity to attract exceptional mid-career researchers to UWA as well as retaining those already here.
The purpose of the University's Fay Gale Fellowships is to assist academic or professional staff at an early stage in their career to spend a period of time overseas, normally of not less than three months, working in another educational institution.
The NHMRC Project Grant scheme aims to fund research leading to improved health of all Australians. UWA Internal Guidelines with information, handy hints on completing applications, a budget costing template, guidelines on using the NHMRC's RGS application system and links to relevant NHMRC documentation are available on the UWA website.
The brand new Student Experience Centre is currently being developed in the Engineering Civil and Mechanical Building overlooking the lush green grass of James Oval and will accommodate the Student Affairs team for all student enquiries.
The anticipated completion for the new Centre is end of February 2010. In the short term student enquiries are currently being serviced from Level 2, Electrical Engineering Building.