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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.

Students

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.

Adel Feleke

UWA student awarded prestigious architecture scholarship

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

A student from The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts has been awarded a prestigious 2016 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship for his proposal on ‘Weaving the Urban Fabric: Examining the Significance of Community’.

WA Governor Kerry Sanderson

Graduates and staff earn Queen's Birthday Honours

Monday, 13 June 2016

Western Australia’s Governor, a Supreme Court judge, an Australian hockey legend and one of Perth’s leading businessmen are among 18 graduates and a staff member of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger

Medical researcher wins top British award

Monday, 13 June 2016

One of Western Australia’s brightest medical scientists has been recognised with a prestigious award by the British Pharmacological Society.

Aman, Graham and May

Seaweed extract to reduce chemicals in gas and oil production

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are aiming to prevent calcium scale in oil and gas pipelines through the innovative use of an environmentally friendly seaweed extract.

Jodie Palmer

Re'Disc'ulous frisbee talent

Monday, 6 June 2016

UWA student Jodie Palmer is a ninja with a Frisbee.Whilst completing her master’s in exercise science, Jodie also finds time to launch an aerial assault on the Ultimate Frisbee field, an increasingly popular sport at UWA.

Hydrogen gas cloud

Astronomers smash cosmic records to see hydrogen in distant galaxy

Thursday, 2 June 2016

An international team of scientists has pushed the limits of radio astronomy to detect a faint signal emitted by hydrogen gas in a galaxy more than five billion light years away—almost double the previous record.

Professor Varshney

Researchers one step closer to developing non-allergenic 'super' peanuts

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have joined a global research team that have identified genes in peanuts that when altered will be able to prevent an allergic response in humans.

Stephan Lund

UWA student announced social worker of the year

Thursday, 2 June 2016

PhD candidate and lecturer Stephan Lund from The University of Western Australia has won two awards at the annual state-wide WA Social Worker of the Year Awards.

Professor Tim Inglis

Researcher wins Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Award funding

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Medical microbiologist Professor Tim Inglis has been awarded US$100,000 (A$138,160) by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a screening test that will detect antibiotic resistance and ensure the right antibiotics can be prescribed.

Complex root tips could be the key to helping crops grow

Friday, 27 May 2016

A new study into the seemingly simple tip of a plant root may ultimately decrease our dependence on crop fertilisers to help grow food, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.