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

Congratulations to Emily S. Tan, PhD student in Mechanical Engineering

Monday, 25 January 2010

The Faculty is delighted to offer our congratulations to PhD student, Emily S. Tan, who has been awarded Best Presentation Award at the 20th Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2009) for presenting a paper titled "How Consulting Engineers Interact with their Clients." 

New centre for the mathematics of symmetry and computation

Friday, 18 December 2009

A centre for cutting-edge research in mathematics, statistics and computer science has been established at The University of Western Australia.

Festive Wishes and a Reflection on 2009 - Winthrop Professor David Smith, Dean

Friday, 18 December 2009

Dear Colleagues

As we approach the festive season and mark the end of another year, I would like to reflect on my first year as Dean of the Faculty and highlight some of the successes we have achieved throughout the year.

One Faculty, One Future Update - 17 December 2009

Friday, 18 December 2009

With the release of proposals from the Formal Governance, Discipline and Research Themes working parties, the One Faculty, One Future project moves into a phase of open consultation across the Faculty on their proposals.

Call for Feedback - Draft Formal Governance, Research Themes and Disciplines Proposals

Friday, 18 December 2009

As part of the One Faculty, One Future project, the Formal Governance, Research Themes and Disciplines working parties have today released proposals for comment from the Faculty. All staff are strongly encouraged to provide feedback on the proposals.

The proposals are available at http://www.ecm.uwa.edu.au/staff/movingforward/proposals.

New Centre for the Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

The new Centre for the Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation (CMSC) has been established at UWA. The Centre will be the hub of cutting-edge research across the disciplines of Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science.

Congratulations to Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Funding Winners

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

The ARC's Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Funding (LIEF) scheme provides funding for large-scale cooperative initiatives, so that expensive infrastructure, equipment and facilities can be shared by researchers in partnered organisations.

UWA Motorsport takes second place at Australasia Championship

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

The University of Western Australia's Motorsport team continued its successful run by claiming second place overall in the Formula SAE Australasia event in Melbourne at the weekend.

The event was won by Monash University while University of Wollongong took third place.

Congratulations to Professor David White

Monday, 14 December 2009

The Faculty is delighted to offer our congratulations to Professor David White, who won the Anton Hales Medal for 2010, recognising his contribution to Earth sciences. 

Congratulations to Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger

Monday, 14 December 2009

The Faculty wishes to offer our congratulations to Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger who has been named Western Australia's 2009 Scientist of the year.

The Learning Space

Monday, 14 December 2009

Why Don't Students Bother to Collect Their Marked Assignments?

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.