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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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:
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.
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.