News for academic and professional staff in the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics.

Call for applications: Australian Museum Eureka Prizes 2010

Thursday, 15 April 2010

The Australian Museum invites individuals and groups to enter the Eureka Prizes 2010.
Presented annually by the Australian Museum, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of scientific research and innovation, science leadership, school science and science journalism and communication.

The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are a unique partnership between government organisations, institutions, companies and individuals committed to celebrating the vitality, originality and excellence of Australian science.

UWA IP Commercialisation seminar

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Do you want to know more about commercialising your research? Come to this seminar run by the Office of Industry and Innovation.

Early Career Researchers: e-bulletin from the Australian Academy of Science

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

The Australian Academy of Science provides a quarterly e-bulletin 'Early Days' for early career researchers, to try to address issues of importance to ECRs and to make them aware of the Academy and its activities. If you would like to receive the bulletin, go to the website and click on 'subscribe'.

Call for applications: UWA Research Development Awards 2011

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Applications are now invited for UWA Research Development Awards commencing in 2011.
The UWA Research Development Awards provide an opportunity for early career researchers to develop skills required for submitting grant applications and research plans. These skills would be built upon for future research projects and to build track records for external grant competitiveness.

Information session: UWA Research Development Awards 2011

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Winthrop Professor Lorenzo Faraone will facilitate the information session on UWA Research Development Awards. During the session Professor Faraone will provide advice regarding the writing of successful UWA Research Development Award grant applications and the application form and rules will be discussed.

The Learning Space: Enhancing students' creativity through creative thinking techniques

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Enhancing students' creativity through creative thinking techniques by Winthrop Professor Caroline Baillie

The Learning Space: CATL workshop ‘Introduction to tutoring in technical subjects’

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

This training session is designed for postgraduate tutors in technical subjects.

The main aim of the session is to improve student learning via enhanced awareness of pedagogical issues and development of new skills which could be applied to the teaching of tutorials and laboratory classes, as well as assist in any future careers which involve helping others to work effectively.

The Learning Space: seminar ‘Enhancing creative thinking in engineering students’

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

The Faculty Academy for the Scholarship of Education (FASE) is delighted to present a series of lunchtime seminars with the aim of disseminating good practice in education across the Faculty.

The first lunchtime seminar ‘Enhancing creative thinking in engineering students' will be led by Winthrop Professor Caroline Baillie on the 20th of April.

Call for applications: Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

The applications are now open for the 2010 Google Australia and New Zealand Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.

Workshop for FECM staff: Building an academic portfolio

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Does your mind go blank when you think about putting your portfolios together? Come to this workshop designed for ECM academic staff and you will leave with a well fleshed out plan of points to write up. Even better, we will focus on developing a strategic portfolio that is a useful plan for your career management. This workshop has been a powerful session for other academics - don't miss this important opportunity to get strategic.

DVCRs Lunchtime Research Seminar: 'Postdocs - the lifeblood of a research-intensive university'

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

The inaugural 'DVCRs Lunchtime Research Seminar Series', initiated and hosted by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, Professor Robyn Owens, serves as a forum for UWA's research leaders to share their experience with UWA's research community on a range of crucial research issues. The second seminar in the series will be on the topic: 'Postdocs - the lifeblood of a research-intensive university'.

Workshop: Preparing to apply for academic promotion

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

This session will provide participants with information on the process for applying for promotion and how to put together a successful application.

Call for applications: GO8 - DAAD

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

The Group of Eight is calling for applications under the Go8 and DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Joint Research Cooperation Scheme.

Safer mining follows agreement on UWA research

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Technology invented at The University of Western Australia to make work conditions safer for underground miners is likely to be used around the world soon, following an agreement signed today.

Call for applications: Grand Challenges Exploration - Round 5

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 5 of the Grand Challenges Explorations, a US $100 million initiative to encourage unconventional global health solutions. Anyone can apply, regardless of education or experience level.

Huge internal waves cause benthic storms

Friday, 26 March 2010

In an Australian first, researchers have observed the generation of internal waves flowing hundreds of metres beneath the ocean surface on the North West Shelf.

The Learning Space: FASE workshop 'Introduction to Course Design'

Friday, 26 March 2010

The Introduction to Course Design workshop will be particularly useful for all new lecturers in the Faculty who have started within the last three years. Existing staff with no prior educational training are also encouraged to attend. This one day training session will cover components including a range of pedagogical areas, such as:

  • Assessment and evaluation;
  • Teaching approach;
  • Laboratories; and
  • Learning objectives.

Continuing education course: Thermal treatment of biomass and wastes

Thursday, 25 March 2010

This three day course ‘Thermal treatment of biomass and wastes: principles and applications' run by the Centre for Energy at UWA, is designed for those undertaking or considering the disposal of wastes containing organic materials and postgraduate students in the field of energy utilisation.

Reminder: FASE launch/ champagne luncheon

Monday, 22 March 2010

An exciting new initiative for staff is here... Based on the successful model developed at the Lund Institute of Technology, FASE (the Faculty Academy for the Scholarship of Education) is a membership organisation for staff in the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, with developmental and capacity building facilities and the scope to act as a clearing house for educational concerns.