The University of Western Australia, along with the Western Australia Mathematical Olympiad Committee will host the 2017 WA Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO). The event brings together more than 300 students from years seven, eight and nine from over 25 Western Australian schools with the aim of identifying the most gifted mathematics students. A satellite event will be held at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School for students from the South-West.
Two UWA engineering students have recently taken out first and second place at the Present Around The World (PATW) flagship event in Western Australia, hosted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Four Civil Engineering students from the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, accompanied by Dr. Yimiao Huang, have returned from Taiwan, after competing in the International Earthquake IDEERS (Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools) Challenge. The team competed against 80 universities from around the world, where they placed 16th within the competition and 1st among the other Australian universities involved.
Associate Professor Cosimo Faiello, from the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) at the University of Western Australia (UWA), has been recognised among Australia’s finest university educators in the Federal government’s 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching.
The awards, administered by the Department of Education and Training, were presented at a ceremony held at Frasers in Kings Park.
Seven student ambassadors from the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) have returned from a six week professional practicum, within the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE), at The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).
PhD student Gavrielle Untracht who is studying optical and biomedical engineering at UWA will be competing in the national finals of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition in Queensland in October after winning the competition at The University of Western Australia.
In a typical year, there are predicted to be around 50 novae—nuclear explosions on the surface of white dwarf stars—in our galaxy. Only a dozen or so are actually discovered each year, and some of these are so bright and powerful, they exceed the scale of scientific explanation.
ICRAR (the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research) has received a $350k Citizen Science Grant to build on the website, Galaxy Explorer, which was developed to enlist the help of Australians to classify galaxies. Through Galaxy Explorer over 200,000 galaxies have already been classified.
“The grant will see us create a new Citizen Science website concentrating on galaxies and their properties, including initial determinations of their size, distances and other defining characteristics,” said Dr Luke Davies from ICRAR at the University of Western Australia.
Australian scientists and researchers will have access to one of the world’s most advanced optical microscopy facilities with the opening of the Nikon Centre of Excellence in Optical Microscopy at The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA).
The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences congratulates Mr David Gozzard, member of The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and PhD candidate from UWA’s School of Physics and Astrophysics who was named ExxonMobil Student Scientist of the Year at the 2017 Premier’s Science Awards.
The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences’ (EMS) Senior Research Fellow, Dr Brendan Kennedy, leads the cross-disciplinary research team behind the newly established Perth Company, OncoRes Medical.
The company has recently secured up to $6 million of funding to commercialise a surgical tool, developed by Dr Kennedy’s team of researchers at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and the University of Western Australia.
The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences is celebrating the success of one its Mechanical Engineering students and Harry Perkins Researcher, Nikhilesh Bappoo, who has won first prize in the Mimics Innovation Award, Asia-Pacific Region, at the International Society of Biomechanics conference in Brisbane.
The University of Western Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Phil Watson to the role of Shell Chair in Offshore Engineering to strengthen research and industry collaboration in WA’s offshore petroleum industry.
Twelve Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) student ambassadors have returned from a unique trip to the Kimberley. The students explored Western Australia’s remote Broome region, promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics to high school students.
Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) researchers in the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, Dr Mehrdad Kimiaei and Dr Hongwei An, have won a Cooperative Research Centres Project (CRC-P) Grant, a first for the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the oil and gas industry.
Dr Kimiaei and Dr An’s project is about design and manufacturing of an inaugural Australian work-class ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) for ultra-deep waters (up to 6000m). Their research investigates the structural integrity and forces on the ROV frame.
Two lucky student ambassadors from The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Science (EMS) returned from a US competition earlier this year, activating sustainable and innovative geotechnical career opportunities for University of Western Australia (UWA) students in the global arena.
The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences would like to recognise the following recipients of the 2017 Faculty Teaching and Learning Awards, which recognise, promote and reward excellent teaching and research supervision within EMS.