Tag: engineering

Education

Can robots write poetry?

Can robots write poetry? Provocative questions like this are now beginning to replace traditional academic subjects in schools, according to Peter Mahony of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Instead of isolating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), several pioneering schools throughout Australia are now delivering multidisciplinary, project-based lessons, that are centered around…

15 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

How to improve the accessibility of STEM subjects

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions are estimated to be 75% of the future workforce. But it tends to be boys and students from more privileged backgrounds who find themselves in STEM subjects, degrees and careers. Some experts attribute this to social and cultural forces that impact not only which students become (and stay)…

10 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Asset leasing in rail – what are the safety concerns?

“Power by the hour” deals have long been used in aviation, due to their perceived financial attractiveness. Unlike traditional time and material-based models, these long term service agreements (LTSAs) rid transport owners of weighty overheads, by linking engineering and maintenance costs to required activity. Fixed hourly rates mean that transport businesses no loner need to…

6 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Education

STEM skills shortage and the modernisation of Australian Defence capability

The Government is making an unprecedented investment into Defence capability of around $200 billion, over the next decade. While this investment marks positive news for the modernisation of Defence’s capability, it represents only part of the equation. The modernisation of Australia’s Defence capability will create more opportunities for Australians to use their expertise, experience and…

6 Nov 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Leadership & Communication

Technology

Lifting Australia’s innovation performance

For the last two and a half decades Australia has enjoyed sustained economic growth, booming employment and favourable living standards. But in more recent years, the country’s high labour costs have forced many companies to source products and services overseas, leading to a slump in Australian productivity. With increasingly tough competition from developing nations this…

21 Aug 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

The importance of STEM in preparing for the fourth industrial revolution

We are on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution and Australia must increase participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to meet the demands of its evolving job market. Our current education system isn’t converting enough students into modern, high-level professions such as nanotechnology, bio-engineering and computer science – yet these are…

23 May 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Q&A: Dr Andrew Heap, Geoscience Australia

The 10th annual Mining the Territory Conference is delighted to welcome Geoscience Australia’s contribution to the 2016 programme. We were pleased to liaise with Geoscience Australia‘s Dr Andrew Heap to talk about the challenges faced by the resources sector in Australia and the objectives of the Exploring for the Future Programme. Could you tell us about Geoscience Australia…

31 Aug 2016, by Test Test

Education

STEAM – The Importance of Creativity in STEM Subjects

There is no doubt about it; Australia has a skills gap and needs to increase participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to meet the demands of its evolving job market. Our current education system just isn’t converting enough students into modern, high-level professions such as nanotechnology and computer science – yet this…

7 Jul 2016, by Test Test

Transport & Logistics

Communication is the key

Coates Hire, Australia’s leading equipment solutions provider, is No.1 Ticket Holder for the 2015 CCF National Conference & Exhibition, to be held 14–17 October in Melbourne. Here Coates Hire’s Greg Parfitt, Executive General Manager, Sales & Product, talks about the company and some of the issues impacting the construction and infrastructure industries... Greg Parfitt knows…

1 Sep 2015, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Fabrizio Perilli

Fabrizio Perilli is the Chief Executive Officer, Development and Construction for the Toga Group, responsible for the overall strategy and performance of the division.  He has over twenty years of experience in project management and has been responsible for a number of major developments across Australia and overseas with a value in excess of $5billion. Fabrizio will…

30 Apr 2014, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Where is the Asia-Pacific LNG market headed?

If Australia is to meet its target of becoming the world's largest producer of LNG by 2018 - as suggested by many experts - it's essential that the local LNG sector has the right infrastructure in place. This is especially crucial given that the demand for the energy source is set to surge in the…

2 Apr 2014, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Georgi Slavov

Georgi Slavov joined Marex Spectron in January 2014 as the Head of the Basic Resources & Freight Research Group. His team is responsible for the fundamental analysis of key industrial commodities & freight markets. On a daily basis he is actively involved in direct dialogue with global brand companies including trading houses, investment banks and…

1 Apr 2014, by Test Test