Mapping the Future for Next Gen Engineering Students

Monday, 27 March 2017

This month, technology company Mapizy, comes under the Mo4U agreement program as part of The University of Western Australia’s (UWA) campaign to engage with industry and bring expertise on campus.

Representatives from UWA and Mapizy officially formed a partnership last week, advancing in computer science research and making technologies more accessible to industry.

The partnership will be jointly led by UWA’s Head of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Professor Mark Reynolds and Mapizy’s Dr Mehdi Ravanbakhsh.

A meeting of World-Class minds to help in the discovery of World-Class Mines, at Target 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is proud to host the Target 2017 Conference, organised by Geoconferences (WA) Inc. The conference will provide an opportunity for geoscientists operating globally in government, industry and academia to discuss the most current and successful strategies for mineral exploration, next month.

Student Engineers go wall to wall in Orlando competition

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Science (EMS) and two lucky student ambassadors are among 20 finalists participating later this month, in a US competition that could lead to sustainable and innovative design of retaining walls around the world.

The Master of Professional Engineering students, Daniel Ingman and Owen Davis, led by their supervisor, Dr Ryan Beemer from the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, will compete at Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, Orlando, Florida, an event for geotechnical, civil and geo-professional communities.

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UWA ranked in top 50 for seven subjects in QS rankings

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The University of Western Australia has had seven subjects ranked in the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, up from six subjects last year.

UWA’s subjects ranked in the top 50 were Mineral & Mining Engineering, Anatomy & Physiology, Agriculture & Forestry, Performing Arts, Psychology, Earth & Marine Science and Civil & Structural Engineering.

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Telescope records massive explosion 12 billion years ago

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The University of Western Australia's Zadko Telescope has captured the explosive birth of a blackole 12 billion light years away that took place before the Earth and Sun existed.

The UWA Civil Society gains valuable industry experience with visit to Multiplex construction site of new Woodside headquarters

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

A group of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences students in The Civil Society (TCS) student club were recently given a unique opportunity to visit the new Woodside headquarters building currently being constructed by Multiplex for AAIG as part of the Capital Square development.

The group were accompanied by The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) Associate Dean of Community and Engagement, Brian Haggerty, who is on secondment at UWA from Innovation Capability at Woodside.

Marcus Pham

Invention will mean less time in the chair for dental patients

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

A device being developed by researchers from The University of Western Australia will improve dental procedures, significantly reduce the time they take and potentially lower dental treatment costs through new virtual (augmented) reality technology.

Ryuta Ujihara

UWA congratulates its 2017 Forrest scholar

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

A nature lover from Japan who wants to help solve the world’s looming water shortage is The University of Western Australia’s recipient of the 2017 Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships.  

UWA changemakers awarded Rhodes and Monash scholarships

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

A political change maker and a leading innovator from The University of Western Australia have been awarded prestigious scholarships, recognising their potential as young global ambassadors.

CEME offshore expertise extends from the ‘sky to the seabed’

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Researchers from the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering (CEME) are playing a key role in UWA’s new research facility providing R&D expertise for the offshore oil and gas industry.

The $10 million ARC Research Hub for Offshore Floating Facilities is a multi-disciplinary research initiative launched in April 2016.
The aim of the hub is to tackle critical engineering challenges for offshore oil and gas projects by improving designs and operating procedures.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering students gain valuable Industry experience

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Faculty students from the Electrical & Electronic Engineering Design Project unit presented their exciting project ideas last week to fellow students, Faculty staff and industry mentors. The unit ran for seven groups of Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) students undertaking electrical and electronic engineering.

The unit is one of a range of industry engagements the Faculty has arranged to equip students studying the MPE to practice as a professional engineer, applying what they learn through practical projects.

Maximising Infrastructure through Digital Engineering

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Civil Engineering student Eric Grandinger, recently coordinated a key industry Panel event, Maximising Infrastructure through Digital Engineering, on 2 November. Eric is Events Coordinator for the Institution of Civil Engineers - WA Local Association (ICE WALA) and in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Building - WA Chapter (CIOB WA), opened the Industry Panel Discussion at Ernst & Young’s Perth office.

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UWA Awards and Achievements - October 2016

Thursday, 3 November 2016

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

Whizz kids compete in Maths Olympics

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Over 400 students from 23 schools participated in the annual Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO) at The University of Western Australia on 29 October.

With no help from calculators, students from Years 7, 8 and 9 solved mathematical problems individually and in teams to win prizes over $3500.

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How CEME engineers’ artificial reef work is helping attract more fish

Monday, 31 October 2016

Engineers at The University of Western Australia’s Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering School (CEME) are using the expertise gained in the offshore oil and gas industry to help test the effectiveness of offshore artificial reefs (OARs) being deployed around Australia, including one earmarked for the waters off Rottnest Island.

The aim of the artificial reefs is to establish a sustainable marine environment to support productive fish communities for recreational fishing, says CEME senior lecturer Dr Scott Draper.

Wes Allan and Dr Brendan Kennedy

New tool detects malignant breast cancer tissue during surgery

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

A tool that will enable surgeons to detect malignant breast cancer tissue during surgery using new imaging techniques has been developed by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Junior maths stars gearing up for annual competition

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The University of Western Australia is preparing to host the annual Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO) later this month. The competition attracts up to 400 mathematically gifted students from over 35 schools across the state. Bunbury and Karratha once again host a satellite competition, concurrent with Perth, following successful inaugural events last year.

Crowdsourcing brings creative design solutions to EZONE UWA Project

Friday, 7 October 2016

An innovative crowdsourced design challenge for the revolutionary EZONE UWA, an infrastructure project to build a new student hub for learning, research and community engagement space, was recently held over two days at The University of Western Australia.

Aaditya Bhargava

Big win for a big idea – Electrical Engineering student wins EY’s Survive the Panel Competition

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics congratulates Electrical Engineering student, Aaditya Bhargava, on winning the EY Survive the Panel Competition in Melbourne.

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Partnership with tech startup enriches student experience

Friday, 30 September 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics has announced a new partnership with entrepreneurial technology startup WearHawk as part of an initiative to foster new ways to engage with industry and accelerate innovation.