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New engineering program aims to deliver medical breakthroughs

Thursday, 28 July 2016

A new engineering program which is the first of its kind in Western Australia will enable bioengineers to work on cutting-edge technologies to improve health outcomes such as reducing the amount of surgery needed by cancer patients and developing new equipment that can detect people at risk of heart attacks.

Andrew Guzzomi

UWA flaming seed team, finalists in WA Innovator of the Year competition

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia who invented a new technique for ‘flaming’ wild seeds have been nominated as finalists in the WA Innovator of the Year competition.

Shuan Hern Lee

Exciting young violinist wins Helpmann award

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Internationally recognised violinist and Artist-in-Residence at The University of Western Australia’s School of Music Shaun Lee-Chen and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra have won a prestigious Helpmann Award.

Professor David Sampson

Leading researchers named finalists in Premier's Science Awards

Monday, 25 July 2016

A public health researcher whose groundbreaking work has helped prevent birth defects and a biomedical scientist who helped pioneer a microscope-in-a-needle to detect cancer cells are two of eight leading academics from The University of Western Australia among 15 finalists in this year’s Premier’s Science Awards.

Miriam Stannage

Miriam Stannage exhibition opens at UWA

Thursday, 21 July 2016

An art exhibition showcasing the recent and final works of senior contemporary Australian artist Miriam Stannage will open at The University of Western Australia’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery on Saturday 30 July and run until Saturday 30 September.

3D-printing used to explore superconductivity of materials

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have revealed that 3D-printing can be used to create a resonant microwave cavity via an aluminium-silicon alloy that shows superconductivity when cooled below the critical temperature of aluminium.

George Ford

UWA student and alumni chase Olympic Glory

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The University of Western Australia celebrated its Rio Olympic representatives at a breakfast event last week with former Hockeyroo and Olympic gold medallist Sally Carbon among a panel of special guests.

Year 10 Indigenous students from around the State

Holiday science fun for Indigenous school students

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Twenty seven Year 10 Indigenous students from around the State will have a different kind of fun this week as they learn about surviving the slums, testing how high water rockets will go, learning about the Noongar 6 seasons, experimenting with liquid nitrogen, making moulds of teeth and challenging their sporting abilities.

Southern Ocean Reef

Kelp forests in the Great Southern Reef wiped out by marine heatwave

Friday, 8 July 2016

A team of marine scientists led by The University of Western Australia have uncovered the extinction of a kelp forest ecosystem along 100 kilometres of Western Australia’s coastline, following a heatwave that occurred in 2011.

UWA researcher Dr Emma Griffiths

Reversible contraceptive use high among Aboriginal women in Western desert

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have documented a high use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) among Aboriginal women in WA’s Western Desert region.

Winthrop Hall

UWA Awards and Achievements – June 2016

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

NAIDOC Week to celebrate Indigenous achievements

Monday, 4 July 2016

A postgraduate student who came to The University of Western Australia as part of an Aboriginal Orientation Course in 2001 has been named this year’s NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Scholar of the Year for Western Australia.

ECM student, Mark Machado

UWA Engineering students visit Broome

Thursday, 30 June 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics and several lucky student ambassadors have embarked on a unique trip to explore Western Australia’s remote Broome region.

Brain Bee finalists

St Hilda's student wins WA's Brain Bee Challenge

Monday, 27 June 2016

Mosman Park student Tatiana Kurniawan will represent Western Australia at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge national final to be held in Hobart in December after outsmarting 82 fellow Year 10 students in today’s State final held at The University of Western Australia.

Fulbright Scholarship recipients

Researchers from UWA awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Monday, 27 June 2016

Two PhD students and a postdoctoral research fellow from The University of Western Australia have received prestigious Fulbright Scholarships for 2016.

WINTERarts 2016

WINTERarts 2016 launches

Friday, 24 June 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Cultural Precinct is giving Perth audiences the perfect winter escape with an exciting program of events for WINTERarts 2016.


UWA offers early guaranteed engineering places to top students

Thursday, 23 June 2016

For the first time, The University of Western Australia will allow Year 12 students to apply – six months earlier than usual – for a guaranteed place in engineering, based on an ATAR score predicted by their school.

UWA's Ian Dunican helps Perth Lynx Perth Lynx with their sleep

Perth Lynx study finds pre-bed routine vital for a good night's sleep

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

The science of sleep is the latest weapon being used by Perth’s top women’s basketball team with research carried out with The University of Western Australia offering hope to anyone who struggles to sleep through the night.

Students during last year's Brain Bee

Western Australia's best young brains to battle it out

Monday, 20 June 2016

Western Australia’s brainiest Year 10 students are preparing for the competition of their young lives to determine who will represent the State at the Australian Brain Bee National Challenge.

David Blair gravity waves team

A second gravitational wave starts a symphony from space - and earth is listening

Thursday, 16 June 2016

An international team of scientists including 21 researchers from UWA has made a major breakthrough: a second detection of gravitational waves, following their world-first discovery of gravitational waves last September.