The One Faculty, One Future Project continues to move forward, with implementation of the new professional staff structure and continuing work by each of the working parties and advisory panels on recommendations.
Wow! What sports super-stars we all are! On the eve of Halloween, with a marquee decked out to instil fear into the very hearts of our opponents, our Faculty's staff and postgraduate students took part in UWA's second annual Sports Day and walked away from many events victorious!
Four UWA students were recognised as recipients of Australian Computer Society (ACS) Foundation scholarships for 2009. The Certificates of Recognition where presented by Hon Troy Buswell, Minister for Science Treasurer; Minister for Commerce; Science and Innovation; Housing and Works and Patron of the ACS Foundation in WA at the ACS Foundation presentations on Wednesday 28 October 2009at Parliament House.
Meeting future demand for energy, particularly in non-OECD countries, would require innovative approaches across a range of energy sources, the In the Zone conference at The University of Western Australia was told.
The MAGICian robotics team, formed as a collaboration between The University of Western Australia, Edith Cowan University and Flinders University with support from leading defence contractor Thales, has been shortlisted as one of only ten teams from an international field to take part in the MAGIC 2010 International Challenge.
Come to the Westcare International Day of Disability Breakfast on 3 December 2009 featuring a number of inspirational guest speakers and Dreamfit Foundations highlight project for 2009 - Josiah's Bicycle Engineering Challenge.
I'm delighted to launch the first of a regular section of the newsletter dealing with engineering education. This space will be a place for us to announce workshops, share interesting thoughts and ideas about teaching, news about developments here in FECM as well as on other campuses and in other countries, summaries of the best sessions attended at recent education related conferences and links to presentation given and other useful sites.
A consortium led by The University of Western Australia and Murdoch University will install Perth's first Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in early 2010 as part of a research project which has been awarded $229,000 funding under the Australian Research Council's Linkage grant scheme.
The One Faculty, One Future project continues, with the Culture, Teamwork and Collegiality Working Party about to begin work and the upcoming report of the working parties to the Faculty Representative Panel. The feedback on the proposed professional staff structure is also being considered before a decision is made on the way forward.
Applications for the second round of the 2010 Endeavour Awards for Postgraduate students and Postdoctoral researchers will open on 1 December 2009 and close on 30 January 2010 for funding in 2010. The 2011 round will open in April 2010. The success rates for many of these awards are very high!