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UWA Awards and Achievements - October 2016

Thursday, 3 November 2016

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

Whizz kids compete in Maths Olympics

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Over 400 students from 23 schools participated in the annual Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO) at The University of Western Australia on 29 October.

With no help from calculators, students from Years 7, 8 and 9 solved mathematical problems individually and in teams to win prizes over $3500.

A computerised image of an offshore artificial reed on the seabead

How CEME engineers’ artificial reef work is helping attract more fish

Monday, 31 October 2016

Engineers at The University of Western Australia’s Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering School (CEME) are using the expertise gained in the offshore oil and gas industry to help test the effectiveness of offshore artificial reefs (OARs) being deployed around Australia, including one earmarked for the waters off Rottnest Island.

The aim of the artificial reefs is to establish a sustainable marine environment to support productive fish communities for recreational fishing, says CEME senior lecturer Dr Scott Draper.

Wes Allan and Dr Brendan Kennedy

New tool detects malignant breast cancer tissue during surgery

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

A tool that will enable surgeons to detect malignant breast cancer tissue during surgery using new imaging techniques has been developed by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Junior maths stars gearing up for annual competition

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The University of Western Australia is preparing to host the annual Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO) later this month. The competition attracts up to 400 mathematically gifted students from over 35 schools across the state. Bunbury and Karratha once again host a satellite competition, concurrent with Perth, following successful inaugural events last year.

Crowdsourcing brings creative design solutions to EZONE UWA Project

Friday, 7 October 2016

An innovative crowdsourced design challenge for the revolutionary EZONE UWA, an infrastructure project to build a new student hub for learning, research and community engagement space, was recently held over two days at The University of Western Australia.

Aaditya Bhargava

Big win for a big idea – Electrical Engineering student wins EY’s Survive the Panel Competition

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics congratulates Electrical Engineering student, Aaditya Bhargava, on winning the EY Survive the Panel Competition in Melbourne.

WearHawk team

Partnership with tech startup enriches student experience

Friday, 30 September 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics has announced a new partnership with entrepreneurial technology startup WearHawk as part of an initiative to foster new ways to engage with industry and accelerate innovation.

Mechanical Engineering student embarks on Vintage air rally from Greece to Africa

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

A mechanical Engineering student from the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, Sarah Meehan, embarks on a Vintage air rally in November, piloting her vintage biplane aircraft, a De Havilland Dh82-A Tigermoth, from Greece down through Africa with her Dad.

Forming part of an air rally with Crete2Cape, the duo depart Crete on the November 12 and arrive in Cape Town five weeks later. The course recreates the African aviation of the 1920s and follows in the slipstream of the early pioneers.

3D imaging system

Research aims to show how plastic surgery will really look

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have produced a new 3D imaging system that will provide patients considering facial cosmetic procedures with an accurate prediction of the results.

ECM attends ‘An evening with Steve Wozniak’

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

On Wednesday night, some lucky students and staff members from The University of Western Australia (UWA) attended the highly anticipated ‘An evening with Steve Wozniak’, one of the pioneers of personal computing and co-founder of Apple, at HBF stadium.

Through a sponsorship partnership between the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics and the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), UWA gained exciting ticket packages and exclusive access to meet Steve Wozniak.

Professor David Blair

Discover something new at UWA Research Week

Monday, 29 August 2016

Find out more about what makes us happy, how poor mental health can affect children’s development and how much of the universe we can reproduce using computer simulation during The University of Western Australia’s Research Week.

CEME offshore engineer wins prestigious science award

Thursday, 25 August 2016

CEME researcher and lecturer Dr Scott Draper last night won the prestigious $10,000 Woodside Early Career Scientist at the 2016 Premier’s Science Awards in Perth.

Game of EZONEs UWA – Design Challenge

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The ECM Faculty’s vision to create a revolutionary teaching and learning space has reached an exciting stage – ECM and Campus Management are seeking input from across UWA to help improve the value of the project and future-proof EZONE UWA – the University's highest infrastructure priority.

Celebrating Alumni who change the world

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Mathematics graduate and professor of Biology at Stanford University has received this year’s Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony held on Friday 12 August.

Professor Marcus Feldman was joined by other extraordinary alumni, recognised in four other award categories – Women in Engineering, Changemaker: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Community Service and Young Alumnus.

New engineering program aims to deliver medical breakthroughs

Thursday, 28 July 2016

A new engineering program which is the first of its kind in Western Australia will enable bioengineers to work on cutting-edge technologies to improve health outcomes such as reducing the amount of surgery needed by cancer patients and developing new equipment that can detect people at risk of heart attacks.

Professor David Sampson

Leading researchers named finalists in Premier's Science Awards

Monday, 25 July 2016

A public health researcher whose groundbreaking work has helped prevent birth defects and a biomedical scientist who helped pioneer a microscope-in-a-needle to detect cancer cells are two of eight leading academics from The University of Western Australia among 15 finalists in this year’s Premier’s Science Awards.

Aussie DJ engineers inspire young women in national campaign

Friday, 15 July 2016

An innovative and interactive digital campaign aimed at breaking down the stereotypes associated with engineering and encouraging more young women to study engineering was launched on 15 July 2016 by the Group of Eight (GO8) universities and Engineers Australia, featuring the music of contemporary artists, NERVO.

UWA sponsors 'An evening with Steve Wozniak'

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is proud to announce its sponsorship of ‘An Evening with Steve Wozniak’, one of the pioneers of personal computing, presented by Think Inc. on August 24 at HBF Stadium.

George Ford

UWA student and alumni chase Olympic Glory

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The University of Western Australia celebrated its Rio Olympic representatives at a breakfast event last week with former Hockeyroo and Olympic gold medallist Sally Carbon among a panel of special guests.