Tuesday, 24 August 2010
2010 Research Week was great success, attracting thousands of researchers, students, staff and community members with a number of free public lectures, seminars and workshops held throughout the week.
Highlights included a public lecture on Neurodegenerative Diseases, held at the State Library of WA, where industry professionals and community members gathered to hear about research developments and disease management, while performance showcases held by the WAAPA LINK Dance Academy provided an insightful look at music research.
Master brewer Hugh Dunn hosted Science at the Pub at Degrees Brewery, allowing visitors the chance to see firsthand how beer is made, while the Faculty of Business and Law presented informative showcases on the current business environment.
Higher Degree by Research students battled it out throughout the week in the Three Minute Thesis Competition, which saw WAAPA PhD student Jeremy Rice announced as the winner of the ECU competition. Mr Rice will travel to Brisbane later this year to compete in the national competition.
There were also seminars on education, engineering presentations, health and wellness lectures and presentations on research and training.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Advancement), Professor John Finlay-Jones, congratulated all staff and students for their contributions and participation throughout the week.
“I would like to thank everyone for their involvement in 2010 Research Week, which helped make the series of events such a wonderful success.”
“We look forward to building on this year’s momentum again in 2011, with the aim to continue to develop ECU’s research profile both locally, nationally and internationally,” said Professor Finlay-Jones.
Research Week was coordinated by staff from ECU’s Graduate Research School and Office of Research and Innovation, with contributions from all faculties.
For more information visit the Research Week website.