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UWA Science Union Newsletter 2015 Ed 4
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President's Address

We’ve made it all the way to week 8! In two weeks time we will all be on Study Break, these pesky Guild elections will be over and we will have to start thing about exams. But in the meantime Science Union is here to give you a better university experience.
Quiz Night
We had a quiz night two weeks ago. After selling out a few days before it was always going to be a lot of fun. The pictures are available here, a big thank you to EyeCandy Australia for covering the event.
Women in Science Breakfast
On Wednesday at 8am we ran our 3rd Annual Women in Science Breakfast. The speakers from a variety of different fields spoke about their experiences in the science industry as women and how they were successful in what has historically been a predominantly male workplace. It was very insightful.
Celestial Ball
We sold out and then sold out again. We reached our 400 person capacity and kept as big a dance floor as possible. Those of you who managed to pick up tickets while they were still around can you please get in your table forms and dietary requirements so you can sit with friends and eat food.
Good Luck to those with midsem exams this week and I hope you enjoy your study break and try not to get too far behind in your work.
Alex Tsaknis
Science Union President
su-president@guild.uwa.edu.au 

SCIENCE UNION CELESTIAL BALL 

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

Friday September 25th, 2015

7pm till midnight.

 

18+ event, valid photo ID must be shown upon entry.  

 

Table forms can be found on the Facebook event page or by emailing the contacts below. Please note you will need the name and ticket number of all persons on the table. If your table has less than 10 people please still complete the form, leaving any free seats blank.  
 

Sarah Finlay-Jones (Treasurer) 
su-treasurer@guild.uwa.edu.au 
0435 041 048

 

Alex Tsaknis (President)

su-president@guild.uwa.edu.au 

Research News at UWA
Research finds how to increase wheat yield during drought in rainfed environments
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Farmers in climates where late-season drought occurs frequently may be able to increase wheat yield, according to research from The University of Western Australia. more
Perth’s a river of gold and other valuable metals
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
A world first study into concentrations of gold in urban waterways, and how these change at different locations along the river and over time, has revealed the City of Perth is contributing valuable metals into the Swan River. more
Agricultural practices unknowingly cause poisoning of lake catchment
Monday, 14 September 2015
Agricultural clearing and drains installed by farmers to lower water tables and manage salinity are inadvertently impacting waterways in one of the largest and most botanically significant regions in Australia, according to new research from The University of Western Australia. more
Researchers test speed of light with greater precision than before
Monday, 14 September 2015
Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Humboldt University of Berlin have completed testing that has effectively measured the spatial consistency of the speed of light with a precision ten times greater than ever before. more
Credit: Futurism.com
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