Following the close of feedback from the Faculty, three of the One Faculty, One Future working parties are in the process of finalising their recommendations to the Dean. These recommendations are aimed at moving the Faculty forward. Read on for a full update on One Faculty, One Future....
A huge thank you to all Faculty staff who so very enthusiastically volunteered their time to assist at our Faculty Welcome on Wednesday 17th February. The welcome was a great success and the initial feedback from students indicates they had a really great time and feel a lot more confident about starting their life as ECM students! This would not have been possible without the support of our fantastic staff helpers!
What does an engineering student really need to know and be able to do? If you met a graduate from UWA what would you be embarrassed that they hadn't mastered? What are the tricky troublesome areas which always catch some students out whilst others sail through? Which are the questions students always mess up in exams no matter how much we go over the topic in lectures? These are some of the very obvious but critically important issues we are currently trying to think about in building our new Foundation program.
His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales KG took a keen interest in a high-tech marine ocean glider owned by The UWA when he visited CSIRO aboard the Marine National Facility Research Vessel Southern Surveyor in Sydney last month.
Winthrop Professor Chari Pattiaratchi said the glider had helped revolutionise ocean observations and climate science, playing a vital role in understanding climate change, rising sea levels and ocean acidification.