QUT News Wrap
Welcome to QUT's weekly round-up of news and events. For more, follow the links, join the 4000-plus followers of @QUTmedia on Twitter or visit QUT on Facebook. You can also subscribe to this wrap by emailing email@example.com.
Brisbane's newest landmark open: QUT's Science and Engineering Centre
World-best technology - unveiled at QUT by the Prime Minister of Australia the Hon. Julia Gillard MP and Queensland Premier the Hon. Campbell Newman MP - will revolutionise science and engineering teaching and research. (Click on the above link to read the full story and visit www.qut.edu.au to watch the video.)
Jolt of the old in high-tech space
Among the Science and Engineering Centre's high-level research labs, serious work stations, glass-lined meeting rooms, and hi-tech public areas, are quaint little spaces - throwbacks to bygone times when black and white TV was the latest thing.
The call is out ...
With the technology to safely fly robotic aircraft in Australian skies expected to be developed by the end of 2014, competition in the next Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Challenge will be hotter than ever.
AUVSI donates to the Rod Walker Memorial Endowment Fund
The Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has announced a donation of $2,500 to the Rod Walker Memorial Endowment Fund.
Text messages could beat depression in young jobseekers
Researchers at QUT are seeking the views of young unemployed people to help them design a resilience-building SMS service for young jobseekers.
Culture counts in making Chinese maths-smart
Chinese Australians consistently outperform their peers in mathematics and according to QUT researcher Michael Mu this is not only because of pushy parents or motivated students.
Did you know ... QUT's The Cube - in our new Science & Engineering Centre - is two storeys high and has 190sqm of high definition display space (including 48 touch panels), making it one of the world's largest touch and display systems. Read the fact sheet here and visit the website here.
Now - March 10: Shaun Gladwell: Afghanistan @ QUT Art Museum, Gardens Point campus. www.artmuseum.qut.edu.au
March 11: ERP systems networking night with Alan Hasketh (SuperRetail Group) & Paul Garrity (SAP) @ QUT Science & Engineering Centre. http://study-erp.org/
March 12: Creative Industries Alumni Group launch @ The Block, QUT Creative Industries Precinct. www.qut.edu.au/alumni
Now - March 15: SHAPE of Things to Come: 7UP (Creative Industries student/alumni showcase) @ The Block, Kelvin Grove campus. www.ciprecinct.qut.edu.au
March 21-27: August: Osage County @ Gardens Theatre (featuring QUT final-year actors), QUT Gardens Point. www.gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au
March 25: QUT Business Leaders Forum with Helen Clark @ Brisbane Hilton. www.qut.edu.au/business
Now - June 16: William Robinson: Insights @ the William Robinson Gallery, Old Government House, QUT Gardens Point. www.ogh.qut.edu.au
- Rose Trapnell, team leader, 07 3138 2361, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alita Pashley, media officer, 07 3138 1841, email@example.com
- Niki Widdowson, media officer, 07 3138 2999, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mechelle McMahon, media officer, 07 3138 9449, email@example.com (Mon/Thurs)
- Sandra Hutchinson, media officer, 07 3138 0358 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Tues, Wed)