Road safety launch

$4.6 million research centre to help improve safety on WA roads

Thursday, 5 December 2019

A new centre to carry out road safety research is being established at The University of Western Australia, which has been awarded the State Government’s $4.6 million road safety research contract for the next five years with support from the Road Safety Commission.

North Melbourne House exterior

Awards and Achievements - December 2019

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

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

Professor Cheryl Praeger

UWA researchers awarded $12.2 million in federal funding

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Prime Minister’s Prize for Science winner Professor Cheryl Praeger is among several researchers at The University of Western Australia to be awarded $12.2 million in Federal Government funding for 27 projects.

Tiebacks

New research lab positions WA as global energy hub leader and creates jobs

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Premier Mark McGowan has praised The University of Western Australia (UWA) and industry partners for a joint research laboratory that will position Western Australia as a global energy hub leader, stimulating the economy and creating jobs.

Over 40 PLC Primary students assemble ahead of their art exhibition

UWA teams up with PLC Primary to celebrate Life Below Water

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Over 40 Year 5 students from Presbyterian Ladies’ College displayed their creativity, passion, and dedication to sustainable oceans with the Life Below Water Project, a joint initiative between UWA Girls in Engineering and OceanWorks, aiming to increase inclusion and diversity in marine science, engineering and related fields.

Daniel Arthur

UWA scientist leads trial of space robot

Friday, 22 November 2019

A scientist from The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences is leading a team of four researchers to trial a space robot in Antarctica this summer.

Robyn Owens, Celia Hammond and researchers

Five early career researchers awarded federal funding

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Five researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded almost $2.05 million in Federal Government funding for projects that range from investigating Australian rare breed poultry and livestock conservation to working out whether cutting-edge cognitive approaches can help those with severe anxiety.

Andrew Guzzomi and Michael Walsh accepting the award

Weed chipper recognised in WA Innovator of the Year awards

Thursday, 7 November 2019

A mechanical weed chipper designed by engineers and researchers from UWA and The University of Sydney last night won the Rio Tinto Emerging Innovation award category at the 2019 WA Innovator of the Year awards.

Dr Qiuhong Ke

Postdoctoral researcher wins ACS Medal for UWA thesis

Thursday, 7 November 2019

A postdoctoral researcher developing new methods for skeleton-based action recognition, Dr Qiuhong Ke, has won the inaugural Australian Computer Society (ACS) 1962 Medal for her University of Western Australia (UWA) PhD thesis.

IDEERS Team photo

Engineering students come together for 2019 IDEERS competition in Taiwan

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Four EMS engineering students have recently returned from Taiwan where they competed in the 2019 IDEERS (Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools) competition. Cameron Hind, Timothy Masters, Sahaj Parajuli and Samuel Minchin, along with their supervisor Dr Yimiao Huang, progressed through to the final after winning the pre-competition held on Open Day 2019.

Melinda Hodkiewicz

World-leading engineer elected to National Academy

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz is one of 25 Australian leaders in science, technology and engineering to be elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering this year.

Young Mathematicians Coming Together at UWA

Monday, 21 October 2019

The University of Western Australia, along with the Western Australia Mathematical Olympiad Committee will host the 2019 WA Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO). The event brings together more than 350 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 ECU (South West Campus) for students from the South-West.

Cheryl Praeger standing outside UWA's Vice Chancellery building

Brilliant mathematician wins Australia's top prize for science

Thursday, 17 October 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger has won the prestigious Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for her contribution to the mathematical sciences.

Awards and Achievements - October 2019

Awards and Achievements - October 2019

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

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

Forrest Fellows

Medical researcher and physicist awarded Forrest Fellowships

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

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.

Girls rise to real world challenges with Emerging Engineers Competition

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

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.

Black hole about to swallow a neutron star

Scientists marvel at collision between black hole and possible neutron star

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

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.

Akshay Venkatesh

UWA awards honorary doctorate to youngest student

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

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.

3D facial photography offers quick way to predict sleep apnoea

Thursday, 15 August 2019

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.

Fellowship recipients

Early career researchers awarded science PhD Fellowships

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Seven early career researchers from The University of Western Australia are among 13 recipients to receive prestigious Western Australian Government Science Industry PhD Fellowships.