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The Alchemist

The Alchemist: Turning Waste into Wealth

Professor Veena Sahajwalla is revolutionising recycling science. Rather than take up arms against a sea of big polluters, Professor Sahajwalla approaches the problem as a commercial opportunity with real market value to help drive behaviour change. Last year her SMaRT centre opened the world’s first e-waste micro-factory to process old computers, phones, televisions, and all the electronic junk that ends up in landfill. The waste is sorted and dismantled by robots, then mined for its precious elements. Circuit boards are stripped of metals such as gold, copper and tin, while glass and plastic are converted to industrial-grade ceramics and plastic filaments for use in 3D printing. Join us to explore how repurposing the fundamental molecules and elements within post-consumer waste products is reinventing the way we treat - and perceive - these largely untapped commodities.
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Engineers Without Borders

Engineers without Borders (EWB) is a worldwide volunteering organisation for engineering students and professionals. EWB help improve peoples’s lives by using engineering to create social value. They help people develop skills, knowledge and technological solutions in areas such as clean…

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Create It Comp

With engineers, anything is possible! To celebrate Engineers Australia’s 100th birthday, we are encouraging Australians to think about how engineering has helped them in all parts of their lives. So, if anything is possible and you had unlimited time, money,…

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Lego Legends

Do you have what it takes to be a LEGO Legend? Can you build LEGO creations with speed, colour and imagination? Can you work as a team? Then come along to our inaugural LEGO Legend Challenge. Note: You will be…

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An afternoon of experimenting, building and tinkering for pre-schoolers, primary schoolers and their families to celebrate National Science Week. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities for preschoolers and primary schoolers and their families. There will be exciting and mind-expanding demonstrations,…

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Community STEAM Evening

Our community science night strives to change the way students, families and our community think about science and technology. The night is designed to provide a non-threatening environment for families to explore the importance of STEAM in our everyday lives.…

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