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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.