Professor Wendy Erber

Top Indigenous STEM students make finals of Premier's Science Awards

Friday, 21 June 2019

Students at The University of Western Australia have taken out all four finalist places in a new Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year category in this year’s Premier’s Science Awards, announced by WA Premier Mark McGowan.

WA technology

Funding boost for world-class research

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The University of Western Australia and partner organisations will benefit from $67.5 million in overall funding to provide world-class equipment to advance scientific research in Western Australia and support WA jobs in STEM industries.

Associate Professor Johan Wesseloo

Australian Centre for Geomechanics appoints new director

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Associate Professor Johan Wesseloo has been appointed director of the Australian Centre for Geomechanics at The University of Western Australia, replacing Professor Yves Potvin who had been director since 2000.

University Hall award

Awards and Achievements - May 2019

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, an article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month. If you know of great awards or achievements across the University please email

Gravitational waves

Scientists help detect black hole eating neutron star

Friday, 3 May 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are at the centre of new discoveries where gravitational waves have been detected.

UWA Aerospace at the finals of the Australian University Rocket Competition

UWA Aerospace Soars to 5th place at Australian University Rocket Competition

Monday, 29 April 2019

On Saturday 20 April, in a remote field 1 hour north of Goondiwindi in southern Queensland, UWA Aerospace’s custom-built rocket Finley left the ground for the final time with a blast of fire and smoke. Peaking at a staggering 9314 feet, WA’s only entry in this inaugural national competition rose to 5th place in the 10,000 foot category.

Future Engineers enjoy the WA Science and Engineering Challenge

Monday, 15 April 2019

UWA’s Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS), along with the Rotary Club of Dalkeith, sponsored the WA Science and Engineering Challenge this month, which is run nationally by The University of Newcastle.

For the first week in April, 1200 year 10 students from 40 WA high schools competed in fun and exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) programs at the Claremont Showgrounds, inspiring them to build their futures in science and engineering.

Tour group at a mine site

High School Girls Experience a Day in the FIFO Life

Friday, 12 April 2019

As part of the UWA Girls in Engineering Outreach Program, five bright young females in Years 10 and 11 visited a Rio Tinto mine site to gain an exciting insight into a future career in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).

Hayley Biddle

UWA students awarded Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Five students from The University of Western Australia are among 38 young Australians to be awarded a Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship.

UWA to lead world-first LNG futures facility

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

The University of Western Australia will lead the development of the LNG Futures Facility, which will include a world-first microscale Liquefied Natural Gas plant for research and education, following today’s announcement by Premier Mark McGowan at the LNG19 conference in Shanghai.

Prof Inge Koch

Welcome Professor Inge Koch

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The Faculty is excited to welcome one of its newest academic appointments, Professor Inge Koch to the School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing.

Professor David Blair at Gravity Discovery Centre

UWA awarded $898,560 to teach Einstein's physics in schools

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded $898,560 for a ground-breaking international research project to teach Einstein’s theories of space, time, matter, light and gravity through primary and secondary school.


Four EMS Projects Successful in the inaugural round of Communities of Practice

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Four projects lead by staff members from The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences have been successful in the inaugural round of the UWA Communities of Practice initiative.

UWA students acknowledged as aspiring future leaders

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Four UWA students have made it into the finals of the Top 100 Future Leaders Competition being held in Sydney on Wednesday 13 February. The competition aims to bring together aspiring graduates and future graduate employers.

The promising future leaders from UWA are finalists in the following award categories; corporate and commercial law, mechanical and electrical engineering, business and management, and economics and finance. 

Rural high school students get an insight into a future in STEM and ICT

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

A week-long summer camp has officially started with 60 Year 9 and Year 10 high school students from remote areas of Western Australia and South Australia arriving at The University of Western Australia.


The summer camp, digIT, is organised by the Australian Mathematics Trust and is designed for students who are most at risk of falling behind in the digital age and show an aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) themes. 


Microscope in a needle

New technology to make brain surgery safer

Thursday, 20 December 2018

A biopsy needle that can help surgeons identify and avoid blood vessels in the brain during surgery has undergone initial tests in humans by a research team from The University of Western Australia, The University of Adelaide and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

EZONE UWA Student Hub is beginning to take shape

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

UWA students are one step closer to entering the EZONE UWA Student Hub, with the North side of the building nearly reaching completion.

With the support of BHP Iron Ore and Woodside Energy, EZONE UWA Student Hub will transform the way UWA educates students, undertakes research and engages with industry, alumni and the community. The facilities will be utilised by students studying engineering, physics, maths and computing.

UWA Makers Group

UWA brings new Makerspace to Willetton Senior High School

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

The UWA Makers Group have recently lent their expertise in design, electronics, and coding to help establish a brand new makerspace and afterschool program at Willetton Senior High School. 

ARC Research Grants

EMS Awarded $6.4M in Research Funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC)

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Researchers from The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) have been awarded $6.54 million in funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) for 16 projects across Engineering, Mathematics and Physics. This represents an outstanding achievement from our researchers, who have scooped half of the awarded projects to the University of Western Australia (UWA).

EMS students showcase their research efforts at the 2018 AITPM WA Transport related student thesis presentation

Friday, 7 December 2018

Four of the University of Western Australia’s brightest Master of Professional Engineering and Master of Data Science students were invited to take part in the WA Transport Related Student Thesis Presentation hosted by the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management Ltd (AITPM) on 22 November.