Friday, July 1, 2022
smart cities

Street smarts: The future of smart cities

Digitisation, automation, a growing population and climate change adaptation all require innovative approaches to the way we design and construct smart cities. 
maths and architecture

Maths and architecture: Buildings you can count on

Geometry at human scale – that’s another way to describe building design,and it’s why combining maths and architecture is a must for aspiring architects.

Neighbourhood watch: science makes cities safer and more enjoyable

Science skills like data gathering and analysis are helping to create apps that solve the big problems facing society today.

These bricks are made from urine!

The future of sustainable biomaterials for use in construction, homewares and fashion has some pretty smelly and slimy origins. We investigate biomaterials made from an enzyme in your pee, and a pesky algae affectionately known as 'rock snot'.
Universal design; young man with limited mobility in wheelchair uses Xbox's new accessible controller

Understanding universal design, and why it matters

Universal design has the power to transform our tech for the better. It's ensuring tech products are designed with the accessibility of all users and all abilities in mind.

Electrifying the world through solar power sharing

Zarif Aziz, student at the University of Sydney shares his engineering work experience story; Working with Okra Solar, he's helped to provide long-term energy solutions to villages in Cambodia - that would otherwise have no access to power.
future engineering

Future engineering; get a glimpse into our future cities

From verti-planes that act like flying cars, to a bioscout drone that results in more efficient agriculture, we take a look at the possibilities of future engineering.
PwC Downstream smart house

Downstream’s smart architecture

When you envisage the future, what do you see? Downstream is bringing the future to architecture and opening the door to innovating our homes.
driverless cars

The Autonobus; driverless cars drive mobility

La Trobe University is trialling the 'Autonobus', the driverless bus delivering students around campus that has huge potential for increasing accessibility. Find out how you can take a ride!
PwC Downstream architectural design

Downstream’s digital designs innovate architecture

Downstream brings digital architectural design in to the 21st century.
urban engineers

Urban engineers making our cities smarter

The technology that makes our smart phones so efficient is coming to a city near you. Urban engineers are making our world safer and easier to live in.
civil engineering

Mega toys at QUT

Hands-on learning is a critical part of next-generation civil engineering.

The ultimate guide to STEM-ing up your school holidays

STEM activities for the school holidays
Looking for STEM-y things to do? We've made the ultimate check list of activities for the school holidays. Have fun!

Why tech and cyber careers are hot

Tech and cyber
With industries hungry for star coders, there’s a goldmine of career opportunities in tech and cyber 

The real reasons women aren’t choosing engineering

Reasons women aren’t choosing engineering
Even though women make up almost 48% of the Australian workforce, only 13% of them are working as engineers!