Innovation meets education at Open Day

Innovation meets education at Open Day

VISITORS to Curtin University’s Open Day on Sunday will get a glimpse of visualisation research projects at the HIVE (Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch).

Projects including a virtual look at Mars and the wreck of Australia’s first submarine, HMAS AE1, which was lost at sea in 1914.

A key attraction at the Open Day will be a 6m interactive world map, which will allow the public to experience the Curtin’s global footprint.

Corporate Relations Vice-President Valerie Raubenheimer said Curtin’s global footprint now included four international campuses in Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius that offered new opportunities for prospective students.

“A new and exciting feature of Curtin’s 2019 Open Day is a giant world map that will enable prospective students to explore the university’s international footprint with the touch of their hand using interactive technology,” Ms Raubenheimer said.

“As well as offering a range of free activities that will keep the whole family entertained, our biggest annual event will also give students and parents an insight into the opportunities that studying at Curtin can present from a global point of view.”

Visitors to Curtin’s 2019 Open Day will be able to explore how Curtin researchers are investigating meteorites, DNA evidence, 3D-printed building blocks, virtual reality, back pain and robots.

There will also be an opportunity to find out about the latest courses, study opportunities, scholarships, alternative pathways and mature-age entry opportunities for domestic and international students.

Curtin’s Open Day will be held at the University’s main Perth campus, on the corner of Kent Street and Manning Road, Bentley, on Sunday, July 21 from 10am to 4pm.