Up to 150 delegates from around the world gathered in Perth to attend the 46th Annual Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) Conference held earlier this month at The University of Western Australia.
The conference offers a platform for science educators and researchers to share their work and ideas in all aspects of teaching and learning of science at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.
Year 10 student Zhong Xien Yeoh from Shenton College who lives in West Perth has won the State championships at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge and will go on to represent WA at the National Championships in December.
An international collaboration of scientists, including a team from The University of Western Australia, has upgraded United States gravitational wave detectors to bring the instruments to sensitivities that are expected to directly detect and measure gravitational waves for the first time.
More than 100 brainy Year 10 students from WA are preparing to compete in the State championships at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge to be held on Tuesday 23 June at The University of Western Australia.
Shark researchers from the Neuroecology Group at The University of Western Australia have released the results of their WA State Government-funded research into the effectiveness of a range of novel and commercial shark deterrents.
Tropical and temperate species have evolved separate from one another in different ecosystems, but researchers are now discovering what happens when climate-driven changes break down these long-standing geographic barriers.
Seaweed-eating tropical fishes are moving down the Australian coastlines and increasing in abundance on temperate reefs, where lush kelp forests normally prevail.
Last Wednesday, the School of Earth and Environment and Geoscience Foundation welcomed guests to a sundowner at the Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum to acknowledge the generous donation of 12 state-of-the-art microscopes, used in teaching and by research staff and students.