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

Mine Waste Seminar 2010 – Call for Abstracts

Monday, 14 December 2009

This first international seminar on the Reduction of Risk in the Management of Tailing and Mine Waste will be held on 29 September - 1 October in Perth.

The seminar will tackle the full range of issues that constitute risk in the management of mining wastes, particularly tailings and waste rock.

Computer fire prediction model likely to save lives

Monday, 14 December 2009

Bushfire prediction technology developed at The University of Western Australia will receive an almost $3 million boost as part of a Federal Government Digital Regions Initiative that will benefit regional communities across Australia.

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering Students

Monday, 14 December 2009

For the second year in a row, first-year engineering students from The University of Western Australia have triumphed in the Engineers Without Borders Australia Challenge.

ACG 2010 Events

Monday, 14 December 2009

ACG (Australian Centre for Geomechanics) will host the following education and training activities in 2010:

Congratulations to Hemlata Wadhwa, PhD student in Mechanical Engineering

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

The Faculty offers our congratulations to Hemlata Wadhwa who has been awarded Best Student Paper Presentation at the 9th Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (EMAC 2009) held at the University of Adelaide from 6th - 9th December for presenting the work on ‘Hydrodynamic forces on an oscillating disk under a free surface'.

iPods handy for rehabilitation

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Generation Y’s latest telecommunication accessories are being used to help their grandparents overcome disabilities caused by stroke and Parkinson’s disease.

For the first time, iPhones and iPod Touch have been clinically tested by patients who have lost the use of their hands and fingers, as simple, inexpensive and convenient assessment tools for manual dexterity.

Working Party Progress Report - Second Faculty Representative Panel

Monday, 30 November 2009

Following consideration by the Faculty Representative Panel of a second round of draft proposals from the Formal Governance, Disciplines and Research Themes working parties, the working parties are now in the process of considering the feedback and making necessary revisions to their proposals. Once this is complete, the proposals will be circulated to the Faculty for further consideration and feedback.

One Faculty, One Future Update - 30 November 2009

Monday, 30 November 2009

The working parties of the One Faculty, One Future project are well into operation, with the second draft proposals recently presented to the Faculty Representative Panel. In addition, progress continues to be made with the professional staff structure, with all ongoing staff now transferred into new positions and advertising underway for vacancies.

Reminder: Professional Staff Structure Implementation Information Sessions

Thursday, 26 November 2009

All staff are reminded that as part of the Faculty's commitment open dialogue and dissemination of information a series of weekly information sessions are being held on the implementation of the new professional staff structure.

These sessions will provide all staff with an opportunity to hear an update on the implementation of the professional staff structure, and ask questions.

2009 Christmas Party!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Ho ho ho... don those Santa hats and come and celebrate the festive season and the end of another successful year, at the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics 2009 Christmas Party.

SERPENT Project: Drilling Down Into Deep Sea Exploration

Thursday, 26 November 2009

As the price of oil goes up, it becomes worth the cost for resource companies to spend billions of dollars exploring and drilling in deeper and deeper water.

And the huge financial cost is only the start of a host of differences between drilling in relatively shallow water and exploring the deeper water - with seabeds more than 500 metres below the surface.

Leaders Debate Hot Topics "In The Zone"

Thursday, 26 November 2009

President of the International Crisis Group and former Australian Attorney-General and Foreign Minister, Gareth Evans, US ambassador-designate Kim Beazley and West Australian Premier Colin Barnett were among leading political, business, academic and media figures who met at The University of Western Australia from November 8 to 10 to debate the geopolitical, economic and social issues confronting our region.  

No More Cheap Energy, Says Expert

Thursday, 26 November 2009

The century of cheap energy is behind us, according to an international energy expert visiting The University of Western Australia.

Lord Ron Oxburgh is Chairman of Falck Renewables, and an advisor on environment and energy to the Government of Singapore, Climate Change Capital and Deutschebank. A geologist, he was Chairman of Shell Petroleum UK.

Science and Engineering Challenge

Thursday, 26 November 2009

We would like to thank all volunteers who assisted at this year's Science and Engineering Challenge.

Congratulations to Dr Adam Wittek

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The Faculty is pleased to offer our congratulations to Dr Adam Wittek who has been promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor.

Congratulations to Dr Ajmal Mian

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The Faculty is delighted to offer our congratulations to Dr Ajmal Mian, who is one of the four winners of the UWA Award for Early Career Researchers for best work accepted for publication ($ 1000).

Media Skills Workshop

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Scientists, who want to improve their effectiveness when interviewed by the media, are invited to participate in this Media Skills workshop.

School of Population Health - Summer School 2009 courses: Health Informatics and Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The School of Health Population offers the following courses for staff and students interested in analysis of health data:
1) Health Informatics (14 - 18 December 2009);
2) Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data (7 - 11 December 2009).

Panel Discussion on Bioenergy Issues

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Bring your questions and comments on bioenergy and participate in the discussions.

Call for Applications: Australia-India Strategic Research Fund

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Round 4 of the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) is now open and with newly awarded increased funding provides great opportunities for projects in science and technology. Application closing date is 24 December 2009.