UWA Logo What's On at UWA
   UWA HomeProspective Students  | Current Students  | Staff  | Alumni  | Visitors  | About  |     Search UWA    for      
 

What's On at UWA

* Login to add events... *
Today's date is Friday, October 30, 2020
School of Civil and Resource Engineering
 November 2012
Monday 05
8:00 - COURSE - Blasting for Stable Slopes Course Website | More Information
The objective of blasting is to optimise the cost-effectiveness of the excavation process through the fragmentation and displacement of rock from its in situ condition to a highly diggable muckpile. The aim of wall control is to optimise the stability of a rock wall exposed by excavation through the control of fragmentation, displacement, vibration and overbreak. The success of mining and quarrying operations depends on both of these aims being achieved despite the conflict of purpose that may exist. This course will examine the mechanisms and possible extent of damage to the rock structure behind the face from blasting and the influence that has on the stability of pit walls. The course includes consideration of the mechanisms of rock breakage that operate within a blast and considers means of optimising wall damage adjacent to the blast.

8:00 - WORKSHOP - WAIMOS Science Meeting : The Western Australian Integrated Marine Observing System - Science Meeting. For any enquiries and registration contact Agi Gedeon, Manager WAIMOS on [email protected] or x2022. More Information
The Western Australian Integrated Marine Observing System - Annual Science Meeting will present the collaborative and cross-disciplinary uptake of freely accessible coastal and open ocean datastreams. Marine scientists, modellers and engineers, oceanographers and biologists will find this meeting of interest. For any enquiries and registration please contact Agi Gedeon, Manager WAIMOS on [email protected] or x2022.
Thursday 08
18:00 - ORATION - The Lloyd's Register Educational Trust Oration, Australia : Geotechnical engineering on and off the North-West Shelf of Australia More Information
The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust (The LRET) funds education, training and research programmes in transportation, science, engineering, technology and the safety of life, worldwide for the benefit of all.

The Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems carries out fundamental research in the areas of the mechanics of seabed sediments, offshore geohazards and of offshore foundation and engineering systems and use our expertise to service the offshore petroleum and renewable energy industries. We currently host The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust Centre of Excellence and Chair of Offshore Foundations.

Following the talk there will be an informal cocktail function outside the lecture theatre until 9pm.

RSVP by 18 October to Eileen Rowles.
Tuesday 27
9:00 - COURSE - R Basics : An introduction to the statistical package R Website | More Information
This course will take you through the basics you need to do statistical analyses in R, a powerful freeware statistical package.

The course will cover basic statistics such as t-tests, regression and ANOVA as well as producing high quality graphics.

The course is hosted by the Centre for Applied Statistics and we offer discounted rate fees to UWA Graduate Research Students.

Fee information is available on our website https://www.cas.maths.uwa.edu.au/courses. Please register online.
Wednesday 28
18:00 - PRESENTATION - 'Becoming an Engineer with UWA' info evening : Prospective students and their parents are invited to attend one of our info sessions to learn more about how to achieve an engineering career with UWA. Website | More Information
Prospective students are invited to attend one of our info sessions to learn more about how to achieve an engineering career with UWA. These sessions will explain course details, career opportunities, prerequisite subjects and how to apply, as well as providing the opportunity for attendees to ask questions and meet Faculty staff.

Whether you're coming to the end of your time at high school and are considering your university study options, or you already have an undergraduate degree and are looking to re-skill or complete postgraduate study, our 'Becoming an Engineer with UWA' information sessions will provide you with the information you need to get your career in engineering headed in the right direction.

This will be our last information session for the year. Please visit the website for more information and to register your attendance.
Thursday 29
9:00 - COURSE - Design and Analysis of Experiments : A Statistics Short Course using R Website | More Information
The course is designed for people with knowledge of basic statistics who want to learn more about designing and analysing experiments.

It will cover material ranging from a review of simple one-way ANOVA, to more complex designs and analyses including crossed and nested factors with fixed and random effects.

The course is hosted by the Centre for Applied Statistics and we offer discounted rate fees to UWA Graduate Research Students.

Fee information is available on our website https://www.cas.maths.uwa.edu.au/courses. Please register online.

 December 2012
Tuesday 04
9:00 - COURSE - Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling : A Short Course using AMOS and Mplus Website | More Information
SEM is used widely by researchers to test complex relationships among observed (measured) and latent (unobserved) variables. This course will introduce you to SEM and also covers issues relating to model specification, identification and estimation, assessing model fit (goodness-of-fit criteria), and dealing with problem data.

The course is hosted by the Centre for Applied Statistics and we offer discounted rate fees to UWA Graduate Research Students.

Fee information is available on our website https://www.cas.maths.uwa.edu.au/courses. Please register online.
Monday 10
9:00 - COURSE - Applied structural equation models : A Short Course using Mplus Website | More Information
The course is designed as a comprehensive coverage of applied SEM techniques using the Mplus statistical software package. Mplus offers a general modelling framework that allows both the modelling of cross-sectional and longitudinal data using observed variables that are a combination of continuous and categorical variables.

The course is hosted by the Centre for Applied Statistics and we offer discounted rate fees to UWA Graduate Research Students.

Fee information is available on our website https://www.cas.maths.uwa.edu.au/courses. Please register online.

 January 2013
Wednesday 23
23:00 - EVENT - Last chance to change your preference to engineering at UWA in 2013 : Jan 23 is final closing date for changing TISC preferences! Website | More Information
If you’re going to do engineering at a WA uni this year, ask yourself:

Which uni’s engineering graduates are the most sought-after? Which courses best match the top overseas programs? And which world-class engineering degree comes with hands-on industry experience?

The answer is... UWA, the State’s only World Top 100 university.

So, before it’s too late, you may want to switch unis now. Go to https://www.ecm.uwa.edu.au/the-faculty/change-the-world/

 February 2013
Thursday 07
16:00 - SEMINAR - Particle capture by cylindrical collectors in aquatic environmental processes : SESE and Oceans Institute Seminar More Information
Particle capture, whereby suspended particles contact and adhere to a solid surface (a ‘collector’), is an important mechanism for a range processes. The filtering of aerosols and the analysis of particle deposition over heat exchanger surfaces are two examples of mayor importance for industry. In aquatic environmental systems, the rate of particle capture determines the efficiencies of processes such as seagrass pollination, suspension feeding by corals, larval settlement and ’filtering’ by wetland vegetation. Particle laden flows in aquatic systems are typically characterized by low-inertia particles and low collector Reynolds numbers (Re). But flow conditions may well be above Re=1 (the limit of the existing theory), and even above the onset of vortex shedding (i.e. Re > 47 for cylindrical collectors of circular section). We have used two- and three-dimensional direct numerical simulations (DNS) to accurately quantify the rate of capture of low-inertiaparticles from Re->0 up to Re =1000. By doing so, we were able to extend the applicability of the existing low-Re analytical expressions for estimating the fluid velocity around a circular cylinder at higher Re; and to describe thespatial variability of the self-induced oscillatory conditions near the leading face of the cylinder when vortex shedding is present, and their influence on particle trajectories and capture efficiency. Our results fill a gap between theory and experiment by providing, for the first time, predictive capability for particle capture by aquatic collectors in wide (and relevant) Reynolds number, particle size and particle density ranges
Monday 18
9:00 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics : A short course using SPSS Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to introduce you to basic statistics. It will cover descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations); data exploration; basic categorical data analysis; simple linear regression and basic analysis of variance (ANOVA).

Subsidised rates are available for UWA Graduate Research Students.

Please register online.
Tuesday 26
13:00 - PRESENTATION - Enactus UWA Information Session More Information
Enactus UWA is part of an international community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

If you'd like to find out more about what we do, come to this Information Session to learn about our projects, meet the team and find out how you can get involved.
Wednesday 27
13:00 - PRESENTATION - Enactus UWA Information Session More Information
Enactus UWA is part of an international community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

If you'd like to find out more about what we do, come to this Information Session to learn about our projects, meet the team and find out how you can get involved.

 March 2013
Friday 01
9:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre - 2013 Management Consultancy & Investment Bank Day : Graduating in 2013 and want to work for a management consultancy or Investment Bank? Come along and meet the employers…all on one day! Website | More Information
Firms include:

Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, JP Morgan, McKinsey & Company, Momentum Partners, Partners in Performance (PIP), Port Jackson Partners (PJP), and UBS.

Register on CareerHub - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au/ViewEvent.chpx?id=139097

Venue details will be sent through UWA CareerHub closer to the date, so ensure your CareerHub details are up to date.
Monday 04
10:00 - EVENT - UWA Historical Society March 4th Convocation Centenary: Photo Shoot at 10am : All welcome on the steps of the old St George's Hall 500 Hay St Perth to celebrate 100 years to the day of the first meeting of UWA's Convocation. Website | More Information
You are invited to join us mark the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of the University of Western Australia’s Convocation.

The First meeting was held on March 4th 1913 in St George’s Hall, Hay St near the corner of Irwin Street. The historic façade including the portico, steps and tall white columns were restored when the new Perth District Court was constructed behind it at 500 Hay Street. To celebrate the Centenary of this meeting, a photo-shoot of 100 'graduates' will take place on the steps of the façade at 10am on Monday March 4th 2013.

The UWA Historical Society would be delighted if you could join us.

If you have academic robes, please bring them. If not please come anyway, as having just a few robed members will provide the ‘flavour’. Balloons for a joint release will be provided.

Monday March 4th is a public Holiday (Labour Day). There should be nearby street parking available and there is a public parking station across the road at King’s Hotel.

The UWA Centum will be there
Thursday 07
16:00 - SEMINAR - Spatial Variability in Transitional Response of Vegetation Indices to Surface Temperature : SESE and Oceans Institute Seminar More Information
Vegetation activities sensitively responsd to topological conditions and a changing climate. To better understand vegetation dynamics under varying environmental conditions, we analyse observations of vegetation indices, Land Surface Temperature (LST), air temperature, and precipitation of a deciduous broadleaf forest in Korea over an eleven year period from year 2000 to 2010. While a positive relationship between EVI (Enhanced Vegetation Index) and LST is established for all seasons, independent of elevation, the EVI-LST relationship exhibits a threshold above which the rate of EVI change over LST changes significantly. This transitional point is associated with the condition that the air temperature triggers the start of the growing season, while soil moisture is more critical during the growing season. The EVI-LST relationship above the threshold exhibits a hysteresis loop, i.e., rising limb differs from falling limb. We identify two types of hysteresis patterns, i.e., a single loop and a twisted loop. The variation in loop width between the ascending and descending paths contains a signature in annual precipitation from the concurrent year. In our analysis, annual precipitation above 1,600 mm is associated with an LST difference of more than 5 oC in the loop width.

The analysis was extended to Bosnia, West Virginia (USA), and Tasmania (Australia) with similar climate regimes i.e. temperate but varying in rainfall patterns and vegetation composition. Inter-annual EVI-LST plots in Kor, Bos, and WV exhibit a similarity in the threshold, but the threshold is absent in the Australian sites. This trait is attributed to extreme low winter temperature in Kor, Bos, and WV, but all sites essentially exhibit a similar response rate, which suggests that vegetation in similar climate regimes displays a convergence in response to temperature, independent of species composition. The annual EVI-LST relationship exhibits hysteresis loops at all study sites. The shapes of the loops well depict annual rainfall variability in Kor but not in Bos and WV. The loop trajectories are very likely to display a photosynthetic response to moisture availability. This response pattern in the EVI and LST relationship further highlights the sensitivity of EVI to assess biophysical conditions of vegetation.
Friday 08
12:00 - EVENT - INVITATION TO THE 2013 BIG MEET CAREERS FAIR More Information
INVITATION TO THE 2013 BIG MEET CAREERS FAIR

Every year Australia’s leading employers travel the country looking for high quality graduates and undergraduates. The Big Meet is your opportunity to meet up to 100 of these organisations in one day, in one location.

The Big Meet is the ultimate careers fair for undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates from all disciplines. Whether you're looking for graduate employment, a new job, vacation work, an international internship, a gap-year experience, voluntary work, travel, overseas opportunities, a teaching job or postgraduate education, The Big Meet can get you started. Don't miss out!

Entry is FREE, and you'll get some fantastic free stuff as well.

Register for the event via: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TheBigMeet2013Perth Further Information For more info, visit The Big Meet website www.thebigmeet.com.au

Confirmed Exhibitors To Date

ABB Australia, ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), Accenture, ACS Foundation, Alcoa of Australia, Arup, Aurecon, Aurizon, AusAID, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Federal Police, Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, Australian Secret Intelligence Service, Australian Taxation Office, Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD), Chevron, Clough Projects Pty Ltd, Crowe Horwath, Defence Force Recruiting, Deloitte, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), Department of Defence, Department of Education (WA), Department of Finance (WA), Department of Human Services, Department of Mines and Petroleum, Department of Regional Development and Lands, Department of State Development , Department of Treasury (WA), Department of Veterans' Affairs, Edmund Rice Camps WA, Fulton Hogan Pty Ltd, Fortescue Metals Group, GradConnection, Graduate Opportunities, Hatch, Hays Recruitment, IBM, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Intergen, KBR, Kiewit, KordaMentha, Lawler McGillivray, Leighton Contractors Pty Limited, Linfox Logistics, Main Roads WA, Mainfreight, Monadelphous Group Limited, Meltwater Group, National Australia Bank, Navitas Workforce Solutions, Newcrest Mining, NRW Civil & Mining, PPB Advisory, Public Transport Authority WA, Readygrad, Real Gap, Rio Tinto, Shell Australia, Sinclair Knight Merz, SThree, Subsea 7, Teach For Australia, Technip, The Ride to Conquer Cancer, The Tax Institute, Thiess, Water Corporation, Woodside.
Saturday 09
8:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Empower Camp : Meet people. Explore Ideas. Leadership Skills Website | More Information
Engineers Without Borders and Enactus have collided in an explosion of colour and magnificence to bring you Empower Camp 2013!

What: Meet like-minded people. Explore and discuss ideas around development, poverty, and social justice. Develop leadership skills. There will be workshops, sport, a movie night and great food, all in a festival-like atmosphere. The weekend is all-inclusive and covers all food, accomodation, transport and some special extras!

Where and When: Meet at 8am on Saturday 9th March at the Perth Belltower, Barrack St Jetty. We will travel to Fairbridge Village for Saturday evening and return to the Belltower at 5pm on Sunday 10th March.

"Why Empower Camp?", you may ask. Engineers Without Borders and Enactus focus their efforts in different sectors, yet share the philosophy of helping marginalised communities through empowerment. The idea of community empowerment will be explored futher during the camp, but we highly recommend googling it now if you're curious!

What to bring: Sleeping bag, pillowcase, towel, toiletries. Optionals: runners, bathers, clothes suitable for running or yoga.

*March 9th is election day. Please cast an early vote so that we can maximise our time to enjoy Fairbridge. If you are unable to do so, the bus will stop at a polling booth en route to Fairbridge.

The Empower Camp is an all ages event and is alcohol and drug free. By purchasing a ticket you consent to not bring or consume alcohol for the duration of the camp.
Thursday 14
16:00 - SEMINAR - Improving water quality through improved prediction : SESE Seminar More Information
Water quality and aquatic ecology models are widely used to facilitate management and scientific understanding of catchments, lakes, wetlands, rivers, estuaries and marine systems. But how good are these models? In recent years, numerous authors have argued that they have failed to keep up with advances in scientific understanding, remain highly disciplinary, and fail to adequately assess or reign in uncertainty. Here I will discuss current research trends and outline the need for new approaches able to deal with complexity, non-stationarity and uncertainty in future scenarios. Emerging data streams from new monitoring technologies, improved processing of existing sources such as satellite observations, citizen science initiatives, open-access monitoring data initiatives and real-time data portals all hold the potential to improve the way we run and assess environmental models. But the question remains: how can these diverse datasets be brought together in way that allows us to advance model accuracy and more constructively inform management?
Monday 18
13:00 - BARBEQUE - UEC Sustainable BBQ : Free/Donation Sustainable BBQ with Kangaroo sausages outside FECM More Information
Free/Donation Sustainable BBQ with Kangaroo sausages outside FECM

Alternative formats: Default | XML


Top of Page
© 2001-2010  The University of Western Australia
Questions? Mail [email protected]