MateriaAustralia

MateriaAustralia

MateriaAustralia is a sustainable materials library. It's purpose is to serve architecture, art, design and engineering students with a accessible way of finding and understanding sustainable materials for their projects. MaterialAustralia's Swatch Library is a shared resource that provides physical swatches of materials and indicators based on the six principles of Life Cycle Analysis including lifecycle, human safety, social impact, management, water use and energy use.

The activities involved in this initiative include, building a storage system for samples as well as ing manufactures to research and source green materials. You will learn where to find innovation materials, how to catalogue and classify materials, how to deal with suppliers and how to design & build a storage solution.

Responsibilities

The Material and Design Research Volunteer is responsible for sourcing sustainable materials and communicating information about the product.

How to get involved

Open to all interested students at any time. Interested students can express their interest via email.

Positions

Research Volunteer

Training

Training provided includes:

  • How to design and make a display unit - 7 hours
  • Researching & Sourcing materials - 16 hours
  • Life Cycle Thinking & Analysis - 2 hours
  • Communicating material features - 2 hours

Duration

Semester 1 2017 Week 1 - 12 Every Friday 9:30-11am is NOW CLOSED! Apply for Semester 2 now!


Accreditation

Availability of activity

All year round

Type of activity

Community volunteering, Development programs, Entrepreneurship & innovation

Provider of activity

Other

Interest area

Arts & design

Skills required and/or developed

Critical & analytical thinking, Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Entrepreneurship, Organisational & time management, Team work & networking


Contacts and more information

Provider

Michael Crouch Innovation Centre (MCIC)

Contact

Melissa Fuller

Email

[email protected] 

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