ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr at the launch of the ACT Space Update 2023 hosted by ANU InSpace in Canberra (Photo: Carl Davies, CMDphotographics)
Canberra is set to establish itself as Australia’s gateway to space, with a series of significant investments in its growing space industry and space technologies led by ANU
The Australian National University (ANU) solar car team are ready to set off on an adventure, leaving Canberra on Saturday 30 September to drive all the way to Darwin for the Bridgestone World Solar Car Challenge 2023.
The ANU undergraduate engineering degrees are unique in Australia. We spoke to students, alumni, and academics to better define "future-fitted" engineering.
ANU is introducing new courses to train the next generation of engineers to work safely and securely in and around nuclear systems and shape Australia's approach toward nuclear stewardship.
Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) School of Engineering, in partnership with the Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre (HILT CRC), have unveiled an interactive
“I see this course as being for my younger self,” said Professor Kylie Catchpole, a world-leading researcher in solar cell technology. "I cared a lot about the environment, but I didn't see myself as an environmental activist. I knew what I cared about, but I didn’t know how to do it, and that’s what I want to teach students.”
The course description promises a "wide range of ways of contributing to global challenges, helping you to find directions that fit with your strengths and interests and to develop a sense of agency and empowerment".
Talei Elu discusses a prototype she created for a satellite beacon to be used in boating emergencies at the School of Cybernetics' Demo Day.
The Australian National University (ANU) cybernetics students presented cyber-physical systems as industry partners, collaborators and the wider community gathered on campus for Demo Day.
A coconut shell robot was among many dozens that attempted to complete mazes in "Discovering Engineering", an introductory course for students at ANU.
Student teams watched with hands clasped in prayer as their robot cars attempted to navigate mazes using sonar sensors to detect and avoid obstructions.
“Improving efficiency of solar cells is really important because that directly drives the cost,” says Professor Kylie Catchpole. “If you want to use solar to make things like hydrogen to replace fossil fuels you need to bring down the cost of electricity.” Photo: Jamie Kidston/ANU
Solar energy is having its moment in the sun. What’s next for the technology that powers it and how do we get more people to use it? Making solar technology cheaper and more efficient is now a key focus for researchers, including Professor Kylie Catchpole.