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

One Faculty, One Future Update - 12 November 2009

Friday, 13 November 2009

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.

UWA Sports Day

Thursday, 12 November 2009


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!

Congratulations to NHMRC Grants Recipients

Thursday, 12 November 2009


The Faculty is pleased to offer our congratulations to NHMRC grants recipients: Winthrop Professor David Smith, Research Associate Professor Bruce Gardiner and Professor Karol Miller.

Research and Innovation Showcase

Thursday, 12 November 2009


On Wednesday 11th November the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics showcased the many cutting-edge research projects currently being undertaken by our talented staff and students.

Perth water levels up to a metre higher by end of century

Thursday, 12 November 2009


Changes in marine and atmospheric conditions will have significant effects on Western Australia's coastline, inlets, estuaries and rivers in the next 100 years.

The ACS Foundation recognises the excellence of UWA Scholars

Thursday, 12 November 2009

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 2009 at Parliament House.

Australia Africa Fellowship

Wednesday, 11 November 2009


The second round of the Australia Africa Fellowship Program is now open.
Applications from Australian organisations close on 11 December 2009.

High school students prove maths = fun

Wednesday, 11 November 2009


More than 300 of the State's best young mathematicians from 32 schools tackled some complex problems in the WA Junior Mathematics Olympiad held at the UWA last Sunday.  

Life Cycle Costing Seminar

Wednesday, 11 November 2009


All staff members and students interested in Life Cycle Costing are invited to participate in this seminar presented by the Asset Management Council and Maintenance Engineering Society of Australia.

Call for Applications - Australia-India Council Grants

Wednesday, 11 November 2009


The Australia-India Council (AIC) is now inviting applications for the 2009-2010 financial year. The closing date for applications is COB Monday 16 November 2009.

In the Zone: Innovation Required in Meeting Future Energy Demand

Wednesday, 11 November 2009


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. 

MAGICians Succeed

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

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.

Westcare International Day of Disability Breakfast: Josiah's Bike Designed by Dreamfit Foundation

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

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.

Quickstart Guide to Developing LMS unit (WebCT) – CATL Workshop

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

All staff new to using UWA's Learning Management System (WebCT) or those who would like a refresher are welcome to participate in this workshop.

The Learning Space

Monday, 9 November 2009

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.

Congratulations to Rob Greenhalgh

Monday, 9 November 2009

The Faculty wishes to offer our congratulations to Rob Greenhalgh who has won one of only two individual awards in this year's Work Safety Awards Western Australia.

Perth to get electric vehicle charging stations in 2010

Monday, 9 November 2009

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.

One Faculty, One Future Update - 29 October 2009

Friday, 30 October 2009

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.

Call for Applications: National Computational Infrastructure Merit Allocation Scheme

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) provides Australian researchers with access to world-class high-end computing services.

Endeavour Awards for Australian and International applicants - for study or research abroad

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

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!