Senator Chris Evans and Professor  Robyn Owens

New supercomputer bolsters world's biggest radio telescope

Friday, 3 August 2012

Federal Minister for Science and Research Chris Evans today launched a powerful new supercomputer at The University of Western Australia - 50 years after UWA acquired its first computer, an IBM 1620, which was also WA's first digital computer.

Supercomputer launch marks 50 years of computing at UWA

Thursday, 2 August 2012

A powerful new supercomputer that will give researchers unprecedented access to parallel processing and data-intensive computing will be launched at The University of Western Australia tomorrow - 50 years after UWA acquired the state's first digital computer.

Breast cancer, autism and natural gas research put scientists on Eureka shortlist

Friday, 27 July 2012

A microscope-in-a-needle to detect breast cancer and investigations into autism and the sustainable processing and use of natural gas are three projects at The University of Western Australia that have earned researchers a place on the shortlist of the Australian Museum's annual Eureka Prizes - the most prestigious prizes in Australian science.

Future Fellows to ignite passion for research

Friday, 27 July 2012

Using plants to discover new drugs, digital technologies to transfer Indigenous knowledge, and molecules to build digital memory are just some of the projects at The University of Western Australia that attracted more than $4.5 million in raw funding from the Australian Research Council Future Fellowships scheme.

Shell’s Ocean Epoch drilling rig

Shell helps train new breed of oil and gas engineers at UWA

Monday, 23 July 2012

A new breed of engineering graduates from The University of Western Australia promises to lead the search, recovery and production of oil and gas into the future with 32 students having just completed the first full field-development course normally reserved for Shell Upstream technical staff.

Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger

Acclaimed mathematician celebrates 36 years at UWA

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

A mathematician who is in the top one per cent of highly-cited mathematicians in the world, Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger, will present the Annual Lecture of the UWA Historical Society next week.

‘Becoming an Engineer with UWA’ info evening: Wednesday 28 November

Friday, 1 June 2012

The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics invites you to attend the final ‘Becoming an Engineer with UWA’ information evening for 2012, taking place on Wednesday 28 November at 6pm.

Anthony Lamb

UWA graduates receive Gates Cambridge scholarships

Friday, 11 May 2012

Two graduates from The University of Western Australia were among just six Australians to receive 2012 Gates Cambridge scholarships.

Three Rs - and Engineering - at school

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

State high school students will learn engineering in Years 8-12 and be encouraged to consider engineering as a future career under a new teaching program being developed by The University of Western Australia and Governor Stirling Senior High School.

W/Prof Karol Miller, left, and Assoc/Prof Adam Wittek, right.

Award recognises engineers' pioneering surgery

Friday, 4 May 2012

Two of The University of Western Australia's top mechanical engineers have been recognised by Engineers Australia with the Sir George Julius medal for their ground-breaking research into the use of engineering computations in image-guided surgery.

OBEL postgraduate student leads Iona Presentation College student to BioGENEius Challenge win

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

UWA Optical + Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (OBEL) postgraduate student Kelsey Kennedy's mentoring has helped Iona Presentation College Year 11 student Tess Douglass to qualify as one of only two finalists in the BioGENEius Challenge of WA.

Eesha Patel

Engineering student scoops art essay prize

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

An engineering student at The University of Western Australia has challenged the popular notion that engineers are poor communicators by winning the Lawrence Wilson Gallery Art Writing Prize for 2011.

COFS researchers recognised with federal ASCRF grant

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Assistant Professor Shazzad Hossain, Professor Yuxia Hu and W/Professor Mark Randolph from UWA’s Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) and School of Civil and Resource Engineering have just been awarded a significant grant as part of the Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ASCRF).

Be alert, not alarmed – engineering students dispose of ‘hazardous' materials

Monday, 2 April 2012

If you were on campus last Friday 30 March, you may have been surprised to see large groups of students with wheel barrows, conspicuously dressed in white protective clothing, working eagerly along the route between the back of the Civil and Mechanical Engineering building and Riley Oval.

Winthrop Professor John Dell (left) and Dr Harold Clough AO

New engineering student centre creates network hub

Friday, 9 March 2012

A new centre for engineering students at The University of Western Australia will provide a modern 24/7 facility for team-based learning and private study in a professional and contemporary environment.

Associate Professor Ajmal Mian

Machine to human: I know you

Friday, 17 February 2012

A dot-sized part of a face may soon be all that is needed to identify a person, according to a face recognition expert at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Ron Kikinis

Harvard computer-aided surgery expert to gown up at UWA

Thursday, 16 February 2012

A distinguished Harvard Medical School professor who is spearheading the use of computer graphics in the operating theatre will work at The University of Western Australia later this year.

Beam centrifuge at UWA Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems

Korean oil and gas specialists meet UWA experts

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Sophisticated equipment and high-level expertise at The University of Western Australia are helping to build strong ties with our Korean neighbours who recently visited UWA to build on their knowledge of developments in the oil and gas industry.

UWA shines in Australia Day honours

Friday, 27 January 2012

The contribution of three outstanding academics from The University of Western Australia who have revolutionised the global understanding of accounting, microelectronics and human lactation has been recognised in this year's Australia Day honours.

Worms win top prize for UWA student engineers' Indian village project

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Using worms to process organic waste and help village farmers in southern Indian grow better crops has won an Engineers Without Borders Australasian prize for a team of first-year engineering students from The University of Western Australia.