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Research Rumble

A showcase of innovation and impact

See the future

An ominous rumble is often our first hint of what’s to come: the approach of a jet, a thunderstorm on the horizon or the imminent eruption of a volcano.

Well, there’s a rumble that’s steadily building at Curtin University and it heralds a new wave of innovation that will change our world for the better.

Join us for Research Rumble 2019, from 24 – 27 March, and get a glimpse of what the future holds for health, astronomy, technology, mining, agriculture, sustainability, data science and everything in between.

If you work within any of these industries and you’re interested in the future of your discipline, Research Rumble is an event you can’t afford to miss.

Sunday 24 March 2019

Autism Open Day

Curtin University, Technology Park Function Centre
10 am – 3 pm

Autism Open Day brings together leading researchers from Curtin University and the Telethon Kids Institute, local service providers and the autism community. Join us in an exchange of knowledge and experiences with a series of short presentations which will be run throughout the day.

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Monday 25 March 2019

Building Worlds for Tomorrow

Curtin University, 139 St Georges Terrace
11 am – 1 pm

Discover why Larry Toups, NASA Space architect, believes that habitats outside Earth can fundamentally re-shape our daily lives and learn how this will be tested in Curtin’s new Living Lab.

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Library Poster Exhibition

Curtin University, Library Building 105
7 am - 8 pm

Learn about the exciting research taking place at Curtin as you explore the library. Our poster display will showcase students’ new and innovative research.

Wesfarmer's Court at Curtin University

Business and Law Research Poster Display

Curtin University, Building 407 Foyer
8.30 am - 4.30 pm

A poster display in the foyer of Building 407 highlights the research being conducted by Faculty of Business and Law research centres, institutes and clusters.

Legacy Living Lab

Fleetwood Homes, 1202 Abernethy Rd Perth Airport
9 am - 10 am

Join us at Fleetwood Homes for an early glimpse into the new Legacy Living Lab coming soon to the Knutsford development in Fremantle. Learn how the development of future habitat concepts for Moon and Mars missions translates to establishing a greener footprint on our planet.

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Showcase of Business and Law Research Facilities

Curtin University Agency, Building 408.1011
11 am - 12 pm

Join us for a demonstration and tour of our specialist facilities.

Resourceful Women in Engineering

Engineers Australia Auditorium, 712 Murray St West Perth
11.30 am - 1.30 pm

Partnering with Engineers Australia, this event will feature some of the brightest young female minds from Curtin and Woodside on how their research is innovating the resource sector.

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3D Imaging of Shipwrecks

Curtin University, HIVE Building 200A
1.30 pm - 2.30 pm

This immersive presentation will illustrate how advanced underwater 3D imaging techniques are being used to reveal the hidden detail and mystery of shipwrecks in the dark depths of our oceans.

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NAIDOC week

Future Landscape of Indigenous Languages

Curtin University Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Building 211.222
2.30 pm - 5.30 pm

Celebrating the 2019 United Nations year of Indigenous Languages, this seminar presents some of Curtin’s Indigenous Language projects that aim to support and sustain our cultural heritage into the future.

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Women in Robotics

Curtin University, Tim Winton Lecture Theatre Building 213
5.45 pm - 6.45 pm

Take a journey through the impactful work of women and learn how robotics technology is used by women to transform humanity. See this through the lens of roboticist, Alex Sugurel from SoftBank Robotics in Boston.

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Tuesday 26 March 2019

Looking Up: Research, Rooftops, and Remote Technology

Curtin University, Science and Engineering Hub Building 215
5.30 pm – 8.00 pm

Discover how mega-science ventures connect industry and academia in a showcase of collaborative projects including Cisco IoT, FireOPAL satellite tracking, Curtin CubeSats, Astronomy and Big Data.

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Library Poster Exhibition

Curtin University, Library Building 105
7 am - 8 pm

Learn about the exciting research taking place at Curtin as you explore the library. Our poster display will showcase students’ new and innovative research.

Students standing near Angazi Court

Business and Law Research Poster Display

Curtin University, Building 407 Foyer
8.30 am - 4.30 pm

A poster display in the foyer of Building 407 highlights the research being conducted by Faculty of Business and Law research centres, institutes and clusters.

Showcase of Business and Law Research Facilities

Curtin University Consumer Research Lab, Building 407.211
11 am - 12 pm

Join us for a demonstration and tour of our specialist facilities.

Coloured image of space

CEDA: SPACE

The Westin Perth, 480 Hay Street Perth
11.30 am - 2 pm

With a strategy to triple the size of Australia's space industry by $10 billion per year by 2030, how will WA capitalise on our global strengths in astronomy, planetary science and remote technology leadership to lead this ambition?

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Visualising the Surface of Mars

Curtin University, HIVE 200B
1.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Advanced imaging and visualisation techniques are being used to improve our understanding of the surface of the red planet. Count craters using machine learning, and walk the surface in VR.

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Wednesday 27 March 2019

Climate Change: What should WA be a leader in?

The Atrium, 168 St Georges Terrace Perth
12 pm – 1.30 pm

Join WA Scientist of the Year, Professor Peter Newman; NASA Space architect, Larry Toups; and Curtin University Sustainable Policy Institute (CUSP) Director, Professor Greg Morrison as they discuss the benefits of solarising the grid, Lithium Valley (batteries and battery metals), energy positive housing, transport, regional carbon sequestration and more.

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Changing the Channel on Audio Description: the Future of Accessible Mobile Digital Television

Curtin University, 139 St Georges Terrace
5 pm – 7 pm

It’s time for Australia to step up its game and provide audio description on free-to-air television, not only for those who have vision impairments, but also for the multitaskers.

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Library Poster Exhibition

Curtin University, Library Building 105
7 am - 8 pm

Learn about the exciting research taking place at Curtin as you explore the library. Our poster display will showcase students’ new and innovative research.

Mark Liveris Research Student Seminar

Curtin University, Norman Dufty Lecture Theatre Building 210
8 am - 3 pm

This annual event features the diverse research being undertaken by doctoral and research master students in the Faculty of Health Sciences. It includes a keynote address, 3-minute research student presentations, an employability panel, research awards celebrations and finally consumer involvement discussions.

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Students standing near Angazi Court

Business and Law Research Poster Display

Curtin University, Building 407 Foyer
8.30 am - 4.30 pm

A poster display in the foyer of Building 407 highlights the research being conducted by Faculty of Business and Law research centres, institutes and clusters.

Showcase of Business and Law Research Facilities

Curtin University Experimental Economics Lab, 402.215
11 am - 12 pm

Join us for a demonstration and tour of our specialist facilities.

Future-Proofing the Volunteer Sector: How to attract and retain volunteers

Curtin University, Future of Work Institute 78 Murray St West Perth
3 pm - 4.30 pm

Based in our city campus, our new Future of Work Institute will lead a dialogue around the journey of volunteering and how to attract and retain our future volunteers.

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CANCELLED: Fuelling the Future of Work: Building future innovation leaders through global mega-science challenges

Curtin University, 137 St Georges Terrace
8.00 am - 5.30 pm

An interactive workshop on innovation and how partnering with mega-science projects like the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) can upskill the future workforce, led by John Curtin Distinguished Professor Steven Tingay.