For the first time, the Electrical Energy Society of Australia (ESSA) staged an undergraduate project poster competition. Final Year Project students whose project was related to Electrical Energy were encouraged to participate in the competition.
A project led by Dr Mark Waters from UWA to find new ways to improve crop productivity and one by UWA’s Professor Alistair Paterson to help preserve the heritage of the state’s north-west are winners in the latest round of funding grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC).
EECE Professor Kit Po Wong and his team are the recipients of the 2015 Best Paper Award for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics for the paper entitled “Coordinated Control of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Reactive Power and Battery Energy Storage Systems to Improve the Voltage Profile of a Residential Distribution Feeder”.
Two of The University of Western Australia’s (UWA) most promising engineering students, Elizabeth Duguid (EECE) and Mark Musulin (MECH), have been awarded Clough Engineering Scholarships to complete their Masters in Professional Engineering.
In April, The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics recently hosted the annual Faculty Prizes Breakfast, honouring the brightest students for their successes within the 2014 academic year.
In late March, a team of undergraduate student engineers, including an electrical engineering student, from The University of Western Australia won first prize at the Unearthed 54-hour hackathon event held at Perth's Spacecubed to support innovation in the mining industry.
Three emerging scientists from The University of Western Australia have been chosen from disciplines spanning Cancer treatments, Effects of Exercise and Nanotechnology to be recognised as the State's brightest young researchers in this year's prestigious Tall Poppy Awards.
The University of Western Australia might be the oldest university in the State, but its researchers are leading the way in new technologies, taking out major prizes in the 2014 WA Innovator of the Year Awards for inventions that will improve the health of millions of people worldwide.
With electric vehicles soaring in popularity worldwide and 23 renewable energy vehicle (REV) charging stations around WA, a new program is a win-win for green transport, and for the student who developed it.
The world's smallest microscope - which can fit into a needle and is capable of detecting cancer cells often missed by surgeons - has earned its inventors at The University of Western Australia a place in the finals of the 2014 WA Innovator of the Year Awards.