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

Opening of the New ECM Student Centre

Thursday, 4 March 2010

With the start of the new semester, students will now be able to get all of their enquiries answered in a dedicated new ECM Student Centre

One Future, One Faculty Update – 4th March 2010

Thursday, 4 March 2010

The One Faculty, One Future working parties are finalising their recommendations to the Dean, following several months of work and consultation across the Faculty. Read on for a full update on the One Faculty, One Future.....

ARC Discovery Projects 2011: Thanks for the tremendous input from the Faculty!

Thursday, 4 March 2010

The closing date for this year's Australian Research Council Discovery Projects round for funding in 2011 has passed and many of you will be catching up on lost sleep! Congratulations and many thanks to all the Faculty members who contributed to achieving a record number of submissions this year.

Call for nominations: The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

Thursday, 4 March 2010

The Australian Government awards five prizes annually for outstanding scientific achievements and excellence in science and science teaching. These awards are the most prestigious and significant of their kind in Australia. Each award comprises an embossed medallion, with matching lapel pin in jarrah presentation case, and cash prizes totaling A$500,000.

The Learning Space

Thursday, 4 March 2010

An exciting new initiative for staff.... FASE to launch soon

This year on the 26th of March, the Faculty is thrilled to launch FASE (the Faculty Academy for the Scholarship of Education). Based on the successful model developed at the Lund Institute of Technology, FASE will be a membership organisation with the aims of enhancing the scholarship of education in Engineering, Computing and Maths; providing a scholarly framework for the development of new curricula; and providing support, training and continuing professional development in advanced pedagogical approaches based on research evidence.  

Free public event: Transport Infrastructure

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Future trends and current best practice in Western Australia's transport infrastructure will be discussed by a distinguished panel of experts at the UWA Business School on Tuesday 20 April from 5.30 - 7pm.

Call for applications: new funding scheme for collaborative research with Germany

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

The Australian Academy of Science invites applications for two new bilateral funding initiatives to support researcher mobility and collaborative research projects between Australia and Germany in key priority fields of research in 2010 - 2011.

Lecture: linking science to policy

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Winthrop Professor David Pannell, Professor in Agricultural and Resource Economics and Director, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy at UWA will speak on the various aspects of the research-policy nexus.

Call for applications - International Fullbright Science and Technology PhD Scholarships

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

The US Government's most prestigious and valuable education scholarships, International Fulbright Science and Technology Awards, for promising graduate students to undertake PhD study at top US universities in fields of science, technology or engineering are now open.

Christophe Gaudin promoted to Professor

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

The Faculty is pleased to offer our congratulations to Christophe Gaudin, the Deputy Director of the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS), who has been promoted to Professorial Fellow.

One Faculty, One Future Update - 18 February 2010

Monday, 22 February 2010

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....

Faculty New Students Welcome 2010

Thursday, 18 February 2010

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! 

CATL and OSDS workshops for teachers and researchers

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Organisational and Staff Development Services (OSDS) and the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning are offering the following workshops for teachers and researchers:

Call for proposals: French-Australian Science and Technology Program

Thursday, 18 February 2010

The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research together with the French Government has opened 2010 round of the French-Australian Science and Technology Program (FAST) program. 

Call for applications: NHMRC Partnerships and NHMRC Australia Fellowships

Thursday, 18 February 2010

The National Health and Medical Research Council is calling for applications under the Partnerships and Australia Fellowship schemes.

Australian Synchrotron - call for proposals

Thursday, 18 February 2010

The Australian Synchrotron is now accepting proposals for the second round of  2010 (June - September).  

The Learning Space

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Founding an engineering degree

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.

Call for nominations: Fresh Science 2010

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Nominations are now open for Fresh Science 2010.

This national event brings together scientists, the media and the public to:  

  • enhance reporting of Australian science;
  • highlight and encourage debate on the role of science in Australian society;
  • provide role models for the next generation of Australian scientists. 

UWA's ocean glider fit for a prince

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

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.

Texting the human voice in hostile conditions

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

An advanced system that will allow speech recognition in spaces filled with other voices, noise and echoes is being developed by an international team led by Associate Professor Roberto Togneri.