Designing a washing machine and water filter for rural communities in Cambodia has earned 12 first-year engineering students from The University of Western Australia two finals berths in the Engineers Without Borders 2008 Challenge.
The death rate from trauma in very remote areas of the state is more than four times the rate of death in major cities, according to a study by emergency medicine specialists at The University of Western Australia.
In the 19th century, doctors had little more than stethoscopes and microscopes to help them understand disease. More than 100 years later, for doctors like The University of Western Australia's Clinical Associate Professor Helen Leonard, computers are proving an invaluable tool.
Cutting-edge projects in areas such as clean energy, biomedical engineering, mining, security and sensing are just some of those on display at The University of Western Australia's Engineering Foundation Research and Innovation Showcase this Wednesday, November 12.
Researchers at The University of Western Australia are urging members of the public to join them in this year's International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA) fundraising challenge to circumnavigate the globe on foot three times (120,000km).