Meet the team: Facility for Intelligent Fabrication
The Facility for Intelligent Fabrication (FIF) was formed in recognition of the changing business climate, as the Illawarra transitions from large-scale heavy manufacturing, and the need for local manufacturers to innovate and adapt to remain competitive. In this piece, we speak to one of the groups leaders and an early career researcher to understand their different perspectives and roles.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
As the 11th of February nears we take time to recognise and celebrate gender equality for the 7th International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The three of us: Jiahong Zhao, Christian Ritz and Jiangtao Xi
If you have an Amazon Echo or a Google Home, you will know that they are getting better and better at hearing us amongst the background noise of daily living.
Industry 4.0: engaging early, with enthusiasm and purpose
More than just an acronym for individual disciplines STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) enables meaningful connections to be made between education, work, community and the global economy. A space where people develop critical thinking, problem solving, creative and collaborative skills through interconnecting ideologies and work practice.
Tackling gender inequality through a global pandemic
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have seen the growing number of stories on the news in Australia about gender equality and the under-representation of women sitting in senior roles in businesses, politics, and STEM.
August_ The two of us: Duane Robinson and Brendan Banfield
PhD Candidate Brendan Banfield is passionate about renewable energy and sustainability. His research is investigating how smart technologies in buildings can be used to reduce electricity costs and increase thermal comfort. His supervisor is Duane Robinson who was appointed Deputy Director of the SRBC in 2015, and more recently Director of the APQRC in 2020.