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On September 24, over 1200 Year 10 to 12 Physics students across WA high schools descended upon Adventure World to attend the annual Physics Day organised by STAWA (Science Teachers’ Association of Western Australia). It was an educational day filled with fun and action packed. Students got to experience and witness first-hand phenomena involving physics, technology, engineering design and mathematics in a “real world” STEM laboratory that can be found at Adventure World with its large scale apparatus.

ECU Engineering No 1 in Australia

In the fields of engineering and technology, the School of Engineering is has achieved a 5-Star Rating across four criteria in the Good Universities Guide 2021 edition:

  1. Learning Resources
  2. Overall Experience
  3. Skills Development, and
  4. Student Support

Science Week at Thornlie Senior High School

A team of five staff and PhD students visited Thornlie High School, delivering two exciting activities designed specifically by the School of Engineering as part of their STEM program called CREATE – Creating Real Engineering And Technology Experiences. The event was attended by over 100 students from Year 7 to Year 10, including participation by teachers

Donation of Computers to Fountain College

As part of the School’s continuous commitment to support teaching and learning in the community, the School recently donated 30 computers to Fountain College.

ECU Engineering students make the Engineering village (Compendex) Quiz Challenge 2020 Winners List

The competition was open to all Australian university students and our two students are the only WA university winners. Engineering Village (Compendex) covers high-quality, relevant and cross-disciplinary content, enabling engineers and researchers to perform thorough and effective literature reviews, analyse the research landscape, and solve problems.

Latest university news

Smartphones and texting could boost children’s literacy

A new research project from ECU is hoping to use text messages to support parents as their child’s first teacher by helping build literacy skills.

Future falls risk detected by a simple bone density scan

The build-up of calcium in a major blood vessel is linked with a 39 per cent higher risk of serious falls in older women, new Edith Cowan University research has found.

ECU duo advancing health through nutrition

Two ECU researchers have been awarded Royal Perth Hospital Research Foundation Fellowships for their work to reduce the burden of chronic disease through nutrition.

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