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Become a budding geologist at The Cube's winter program
If you watch the advertisements on television, you would not be wrong in thinking that QUT is a university for the future, making one realise that opportunities are within our grasp on a worldwide scale. Apart from securing and placing students on amazing paths, QUT is also fast moving into a technological age where there are no-limits for creation, only incredible designs and innovations.
Along with other countries, Australia's waste problem is a real issue. As our youth is the future, teaching them a strong awareness of how to look after our environment will aid in solving multiple problems in the years to come. QUT's Code-A-Bot is an interactive digital game giving children and adults the opportunity to re-code a robot to collect and sort through recyclable rubbish more efficiently. Situated in the Science and Engineering Centre, high-resolution touch screens are used to re-code the robots.
Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled indefinitely
E-Waste is responsible for 70% of the toxic chemicals such as lead, cadmium and mercury found in landfill
Plastic can take up to 500 years to decompose
If we all recycled our newspapers, we could save over 250 million trees every year
Each aluminium can that is recycled saves enough electricity to run a television for three hours.
Throw-away coffee cups are not recyclable as they are plastic coated inside.
QUT's Holiday programs at The Cube are always very exciting with this year's Winter program not to be missed. Held between 7th to 14th July from 10am to 2.00pm daily, The Cube is offering children six years and over and their families the opportunity to explore the remarkable facts about the flora and fauna in the Springbrook area of South East Queensland and become budding geologists as they discover the science hidden in nature and its wonders.
Winter Holidays Program - 'Nature Imagined' (Photo courtesy of QUT)
The project is titled "Nature Imagined" and is based on landscape paintings by Australia's renowned artist, William Robinson. Three of William's landscape paintings will be digitised for the first time at a high resolution enabling visitors to zoom in on each one to see the detail of the techniques he used, while also discovering interesting facts about the painted landscapes, including the Indigenous knowledge of the locations painted.
Artworks included in "Nature Imaged" are
William ROBINSON, Passing Storm, Late Afternoon, Beechmont 1993 – oil on linen (QUT Art Collection donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by William Robinson 2017)
William ROBINSON, Eagle Landscape 1987 – oil on linen (QUT Art Collection, purchased 1991)
William ROBINSON, Tallanbanna with Cloud Front 1998 – oil on canvas (Gift of the Artist under the Cultural Gifts Program 2005)
Painting by William Robinson (Photo courtesy of QUT)
There is no doubt that QUT stands out in the technological space as it inspires and encourages the next generation of thinkers and doers with hands-on interactive workshops and public programs for youngsters, school students and QUT's students.