In a private visit to the university, Prince Andrew – a big supporter and advocate for STEM in education – was present at several of QUT's STEM-based clubs and start-ups, exploring the latest development in robotics and entrepreneurship.
As proud supporters of the STEM industry in Australian universities, which we consider a vital component in ensuring Australia's digital capabilities continue to develop across industries, Arcadis' contribution to the rocketry team of 3D printers will help the students to take part in the inaugural Australian University Rocket Competition (AURC), run by the Australian Youth Aerospace Association (AYAA). We look forward to collaborating with the team further through the use of this technology.
The opportunity to sponsor the rocketry team was championed by Luke Keys, Business Line Leader for Energy and Resources. Of the sponsorship, Luke said:
"These pupils are the future of our industry and Arcadis is delighted to support them and the broader STEM industry through our sponsorship.
3D printers are a fantastic tool, used within Arcadis to help demonstrate ideas and projects for clients. Small scale, 3D models are able to convey complex engineering designs easily, and can be reproduced rapidly, giving our clients a better understanding of the final outcome of their projects when physically realised.
With the industry constant innovating, I see there being an increase in these kinds of partnerships with research institutions to ensure we are not only able to help shape the industry in the future, but also have access to innovations that our clients need, such as lean design technologies and generative design, amongst others."
You can read more about Prince Andrew's visit to the university here