The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics would like to congratulate Mr David Hng on recently being awarded the Peter Fillery Award for the best student project at the 17th Annual WA Information Technology and Telecommunications (WAITTA) Awards on 14 March 2008.
A UWA team has been named by internet giant Google the Champions of the Earth after their win in Google SketchUp Build your Campus in 3D competition.
The eight-member Team UWA, shortlisted for the award in December along with two teams from The University of Melbourne, were named the winner for its 3D virtual UWA at a ceremony in Sydney.
The Engineering Class of ’78 celebrated their 30th anniversary with a dinner at The University Club on Friday 12 October 2007. An excellent response to the reunion invitation resulted in 27 attendees, including Tom Krapeshlis from Sydney and Kit Wignall from Melbourne.
The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics hosted a special cocktail party on Friday 26 October 2007 to celebrate the achievements of women engineering graduates as part of Engineers Australia – The Year of Women in Engineering.
120 graduates returned to UWA, along with industry guests and University staff to listen to former engineering graduate, Sue Murphy (General Manager – Water Corporation).
26-27th February 2008
UWA Claremont Campus, Princess Road, Claremont
Industry and academic researchers present their observations on engineering practice. For the conference brochure visit the website or contact Sabbia Tilli on (61-8) 6488 3058.
Kirsty Kuo (née Newton) was one of eight Australian citizens awarded the prestigious General Sir John Monash Award in 2007. This award is Australia’s equivalent of the Rhodes scholarship and the American Fulbright Program and is awarded for outstanding academic achievement, community consciousness, service and leadership potential in their field and the community. It comprises AUD150,000 over three years for postgraduate study at any of the world’s best universities overseas.
In my research I noticed engineers doing lots of coordination in which technical knowledge is inextricably bound up with “soft skills” and understanding of human behaviour. It is time-consuming and most don’t see it as engineering work. After countless phone calls chasing up suppliers, contractors, colleagues and clients an engineer would often say something like “now I can get down to some real engineering work at last!” Yet this coordination is essential to get results.
The Graduate Networking Dinner (GND) is an annual event organised by the University Engineers’ Club (UEC). In 2008 the event is being supported by Chevron (Platinum UEC Sponsor), UWA Young Engineers (UWAYE) and the UWA Office of Development. The purpose of the event is to facilitate networking between final and penultimate year engineering and computing students and prospective employers. This is achieved by allocating a table to an employer for the event. Over the course of the evening three different groups of five students from disciplines relevant to the employer share a table and dine with company representatives (one group per course). Students have an opportunity
From 13-16 December 2007 UWA Motorsport (UWAM) competed in the 7th annual Formula SAE Australasia event held in Werribee, Victoria. UWAM won the title in 2005 and having narrowly lost out in 2006 to RMIT University was eager to put in a good showing. After four tense days of competition the result was decided after the last event with UWA Motorsport finishing 1st overall with 895.6 points out of 1000. RMIT University finished second 15 points behind with Monash University in third place. Another close result with RMIT cements a healthy rivalry that no doubt drives both teams to greater heights. In achieving overall event victory, UWAM finished with eight podium places out of a possible nine, amongst them the overall dynamic award for having the fastest car at the competition.
Past and present members of the UWA Young Engineers committee gathered on 27 September 2007 to celebrate a decade of achievement and success. Special guests included Professor Doug McEachern, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of UWA and Mr Jim Brown, the President of Engineers Australia Executive WA Division. Over the past decade the UWA Young Engineers have grown from a group of eight forward thinking students into a force of 41 members in 2007. They exist to bridge the gap between students and employers and improve the skills with which students graduate.
In a major sponsorship agreement, Monadelphous will become UWA’s leading partner in the creation and continuing operation of a cutting-edge world-class education facility known as the “Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre” (Monadelphous ILC). Monadelphous ILC will provide a unique environment for undergraduate students, one that supports project-based learning, collaboration, leadership and innovation.
Professor Mark Bush said, “The creation of the Monadelphous ILC accompanies major changes to the engineering course that recognise the need to maintain and further develop a range of professional skills in our graduates, whilst continuing our strong focus on technical skills. The Centre will also provide invaluable additional work spaces for our students modelled on the professional environment”.
On Saturday 4th August fifteen graduates from the Class of 1982 Civil Engineering attended a reunion dinner to celebrate 25 years since successfully completing their Civil Engineering degrees. Accompanied by their partners, the graduates were reacquainted and enjoyed fine dining at The University Club. Dusted off copies of the early eighties Bend Sinister publications and photographs of a site visit to the BankWest Tower and a “fake bridge” across the Hay Street Mall for a Prosh Day stunt were fondly remembered.
After spending four years or so in each other’s close company, we keep in touch for a few years then some move interstate, overseas and even to other professions. A handful manage to stay friends over the years. This seems such a waste of the good friendships that are made in the hallowed portals of the undergraduate world and so it is little wonder that, at some point, someone says “We need to get together again”.
Such was the case with those who graduated as Civil Engineers in 1977. The committee of Greg Higham, Eric Hudson-Smith (nee Smith), Mick Rogers and Enzo Biagioni-Froudist (nee Biagioni) got together and enlisted the help of Paul Santillo and Rob Lyons to piece together a list of contacts. Finally we managed to get 25 along to our celebration, held in The University Club on 3 May 2007.
Professor Cheryl Praeger of the School of Mathematics and Statistics has just been awarded one of Australia’s Federation Fellowships to pursue her examination of symmetry, for her project Group actions: Combinatorics, geometry and computation.
Take a moment and recall someone whose words of wisdom, inspiration or support have made all the difference to your career. The UWA Careers Centre would like to invite you to become such a person to a student, through our Career Mentor Link programme.
Mentor registrations are now open for 2008. If you would like to be involved, have 4+ years experience in the workforce and reside in WA, please complete the online registration form.
If so, then the new Engineering Asset Management Postgraduate Programme is for you. This new course is being jointly run by the UWA Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics and the UWA Business School.
From May 16-20 UWA Motorsport (UWAM) participated in the Formula SAE East competition in Romeo, Michigan. It was another world class performance from the team as they finished 2nd overall with 857 points behind the University of Wisconsin-Madison at 877 points out of a maximum of 1000 points.
Engineering Week is a national event showcasing the engineering profession to the wider University community and encouraging students to continue pursuing their engineering studies. This year, the UWA Young Engineers organised a week of challenging competitions with the generous support of Bechtel Australia.