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.....
The closing date for this year's Australian Research CouncilDiscovery 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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!
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.
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.