The University of Western Australia’s Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger has won the prestigious Prime Minister’s Prize for Science – the first Western Australian to receive the award – for her contribution to the mathematical sciences.
A medical researcher developing ways to improve the treatment of brain tumours in children and a physicist who hopes to create the world’s first laser link in WA for use in space missions are recipients of prestigious 2020 Forrest Fellowships.
The Emerging Engineers Competition Finals took place on Wednesday 21 August, celebrating 6 months of hard work from Perth high school students with posters, prototypes, and demonstrations presented at the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre.
More than 30 scientists from The University of Western Australia’s node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) are part of an international team that for the first time may have witnessed the end of a neutron star as it was engulfed by a black hole.
Professor Akshay Venkatesh, the youngest-ever student to enrol at The University of Western Australia and last year’s recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics, will be awarded an honorary doctorate at a special ceremony to be held at UWA’s Winthrop Hall tomorrow.
Three-dimensional facial photography can provide a simple and highly accurate method of predicting the presence of obstructive sleep apnoea, according to a study led by The University of Western Australia.
The University of Western Australia’s Manager of Major Projects and Project Manager of EZONE Student Hub, Merv Shortt, attended the Informa University Planning, Design and Construction Conference in Melbourne, last month, to gain some insights on how the increasing numbers of university students are influencing the way that university campus buildings are conceived and constructed.
An outreach program to encourage high school girls to study STEM subjects and the research team that developed a highly effective strategy to reduce the impact of a common eye infection are finalists in the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.
Five students from the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences have recently completed a week-long visit to the Pilbara region, inspiring almost 1000 students at Roebourne District High School, St Luke's College, and Karratha Senior High School to aim high, keep their options open, and consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The UWA Microelectronics Research Group (MRG) has received a combined $9 million in new funding, enabling this flagship laboratory to expand its capabilities in the field of Infrared Technologies and Micro-electromechanical Systems.
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.
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 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.
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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.
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.