Winners announced in Small Steps of Innovation Funding Program
06 August, 2018 (staff)
Eight projects will receive grants from the scheme, which was launched as a practical way to foster new ideas and share best practice across the University, while embedding innovation into the Strategic Plan and Future Horizon 2017-2027.
Small Steps of Innovation was developed to encourage improvements across the University or for individual schools or offices to enhance the experiences of fellow staff and/or students.
Innovation generally refers to ‘having a go’ by changing processes, or activities, and ideas. There were some great projects put forward by academic and professional services staff across the University.
The first round of winners were decided by the Vice Chancellor and a panel of staff members, and their ideas will be showcased in the New Year. A second application round is being run in Spring.
Round One winners:
Dr. Martin Anda and Dr. Stewart Dallas: Environmental engineering wastewater innovation facility Ms. Michelle Buchanan: Murdoch University student-led community health clinic
Dr. Dean Askielowicz: Australia and Asia in High Schools
Dr. Paola Magni and Mr. Jeffory Asselin: Crime Scene Investigation in immersive VR/360-degree video; a novel tool for forensic education
Prof. Cassandra Berry: Building a virtual world for inside a cell: Production of a 360-degree video for Cell Biology in Virtual Reality
Dr. Martin Brueckner: Students Doing Good: Taking Action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Dr Brendan Scott: Development of the Murdoch Applied Sports Science (MASS) Laboratory
Dr. Sue Ledger – Chair: SimLab@Murdoch: Technology as a Transdisciplinary Context for Learning.