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Engaging with the community

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


ECU students recently received national accolades for their design of an app which transforms a smartphone into an emergency beacon.

This success is another tangible example of how ECU students are engaging with our communities through research that has real-world applications.

Students worked with WA Police to develop the app, which not only meets an identified gap in the market, but can also be used in search-and-rescue operations.   

Laurence Da Luz, Tyson Wolker, Arickho Garcia and Huda Minhaj join the growing list of ECU students and academics who are having a positive impact on the community through research programs that engage ECU with the communities we were established to serve.  

ECU is enjoying an increasing number of research successes from staff who are recognised by their international peers as leaders. In most instances students are significant contributors to the research teams.

It is in light of these successes and opportunities that I encourage you to make the most of programs and events at ECU which are specifically designed to help you reach your potential.

Research Week, run from the 17 – 21 September is one such opportunity.  

Events, activities and information sessions will run throughout the week and are designed to help you get the most out of your research projects, and hear about inspiring research journeys.

University students can help change the world. I encourage you to use your time at ECU to do just that.   

Professor Kerry O. Cox *

* Professor Kerry Cox was Vice-Chancellor of Edith Cowan University from March 2006 to September 2014.

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