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Research Rumble 2019 events

A showcase of innovation and impact.

See the future

These events were presented as part of Research Rumble 2019 – a week-long showcase of innovative and impactful research at Curtin University.

Attendees saw a glimpse of what the future holds for health, astronomy, technology, mining, agriculture, sustainability, data science and everything in between.

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3D Imaging of Shipwrecks

Presented at the Curtin HIVE, this immersive presentation illustrated 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.

Autism Open Day

Autism Open Day brought together the leading researchers from Curtin University, the Telethon Kids Institute, local service providers and the autism community. There was an exchange of knowledge and experiences with a series of short presentations which was run throughout the day.

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Building Worlds for Tomorrow

Larry Toups, NASA Space architect, reflected on how habitats on space stations, the Moon and Mars influenced daily practices and lives in our homes. Curtin Professor Greg Morrison showed how he, in collaboration with the Western Australian building industry, is using this knowledge to design and assemble an open innovation living laboratory in Fremantle.

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Business and Law Research Poster Display

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

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CEDA was pleased to welcome key space industry leaders including Australian Space Agency Head, Dr Megan Clark AC and NASA Technical Monitor for Habitation Lead, Larry Toups as we reviewed the space sector opportunities available for WA.

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

Researchers from the Digital Disability program at Curtin University have discovered audio description might be the key to unlocking the future of television. We were there, as they launched their project, "Audio description on Australian television."

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Climate Change: What should WA be a leader in?

WA Scientist of the Year, Professor Peter Newman; NASA Space architect, Larry Toups; and Curtin University Sustainable Policy Institute (CUSP) Director, Professor Greg Morrison discussed 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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Future Landscape of Indigenous Languages

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

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

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

Legacy Living Lab

Fleetwood Homes gave us an early glimpse into the new Legacy Living Lab now at the Knutsford development in Fremantle. We learned about 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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Library Poster Exhibition

We learned about the exciting research taking place at Curtin while exploring the library. The poster display showcased students’ new and innovative research.

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Looking Up: Research, Rooftops, and Remote Technology

We discovered how mega-science ventures connected 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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Mark Liveris Research Student Seminar

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

Research to Reality Expo: How can we achieve a zero-carbon future?

A free public expo that explored research and showcased the regional highlights of the CRC for Low Carbon Living’s achievements. Dr Josh Byrne, CRCLCL Project Leader and presenter on ABCTV’s Gardening Australia, was joined by low-carbon living experts and researchers.

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Resourceful Women in Engineering

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

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Showcase of Business and Law Research Facilities

The Faculty of Business and Law demonstrated their innovative learning and teaching spaces, designed to enhance students’ learning experience.

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Visualising the Surface of Mars

A technical talk at the Curtin HIVE, demonstrated how advanced imaging and visualisation techniques are being used to improve our understanding of the surface of the red planet.

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Women in Robotics

Presented by Roboticist, Alex Sugurel from SoftBank Robotics in Boston, we took a journey through the impactful work of women and learned how robotics technology is used by women to transform humanity.