Week 17: Research
Monday, 7 July 2014
The University of Western Sydney has always been at the forefront of providing opportunities for research and advancement in most fields of human endeavour. Research has been undertaken individually or in collaboration with others both within and outside the University in fields including but not limited to agriculture, health, engineering, physics and education.
Some areas of research have included:
- River Farm at Hawkesbury where various crops, bee species and irrigation techniques were trialled
- The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment where research is undertaken into forestry, agriculture, horticulture, conservation, ecology, soil sciences
- Godfrey Lucas the Foundation Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Western Sydney Nepean researching antennas, aviation navigation systems, microwave wave systems
- The Macarthur Auditory Research Centre Sydney (MARCS) consists of eight laboratories and carries out research into auditory, speech and language perception, cognition and development
From the archives
Image galleryFrom the Archives this week we have:
- In the above image gallery, Experimental Plots: Two students lying in a plot of South African Pigeon Grass [Hawkesbury Agricultural College (HAC)] 1900s (P446)
- Irrigation spray on the River Farm - farm buildings in background and three men watching [Hawkesbury Agricultural College (HAC)] (P174)
- Nepean Summer Research Awards (NSRA) Student - Simone Cape 2000 (P4057)
- Prof. Godfrey Lucas (Dean, Faculty of Engineering) - Standing under Radio Telescope 1994 (P2974)
- Towards Quality Researching - Research Day - 15 Nov 1991 (AI-1512) (PDF, 905.05 KB) (opens in a new window)
- Launch of Social Justice & Social Change Research Centre - Parramatta Campus 2003 (AI-6456) (PDF, 382.96 KB) (opens in a new window)
- MARCS Auditory Laboratories brochure 2003 (AI-1801) (PDF, 318.01 KB) (opens in a new window)
- County of Cumberland Pasture Investigations at HAC 1956 (AI-393) (PDF, 768.35 KB) (opens in a new window)
Did you know?
The Observatory on Werrington North Campus was officially opened by a NASA Astronaut and it regularly hosts School holiday science programs and astronomy nights.