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Monash Motorsport back on track in Europe this weekend

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**Download raw footage of the student’s road-testing their newly constructed full electric formula-style racing car in the European rain.** Monash Motorsport – Monash’s student-run auto racing team – returns to the racetrack in the Netherlands this weekend in its first European campaign since it dominated the Formula Student competition in 2018. The team’s brand new, … Continued

EXPERT: toxic waterways may persist for weeks in factory fire aftermath

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A Monash expert says toxic levels of PFAS chemicals persisted in nearby recreational waters for two-weeks after the Footscray-Tottenham factory fire in 2018. Chemical engineer Dr Sally El Meragawi is available to discuss the implications of the Derrimut factory fire, the use of PFAS-containing firefighting foams, and the development of filtering technologies capable of removing these … Continued

Coastal storms: national early warning system will help us better prepare for beach erosion and flooding

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The world-first coastal hazard system reduces the risks associated with Australian coastal storms.   A new framework for a national early warning system (EWS) developed by UNSW engineers can forecast the beach erosion and flooding impacts of storms approaching Australia’s sandy coastlines. The coastal hazard system predicts the severity of impacts every 100 metres alongshore … Continued

App may be farmers’ oyster: sensor project to help navigate climate challenges

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Hot marine temperatures of 29 degrees Celsius forced oyster farmers to close harvesting last March in a New South Wales south coast estuary. And heavy rain and flooding last Christmas meant there were shortages of oysters in NSW.  Now a project led by the University of Wollongong hopes to empower oyster farmers to navigate climate change challenges such as heatwaves, floods … Continued

New research shows how to successfully transition workers to net zero jobs

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Engineers Australia has identified keys to unlocking the successful transition of energy jobs and skills from thermal industries to renewables.  Emerging research conducted in partnership with Mott MacDonald shows that some professionals and communities are already managing this transformation and, with additional support and better co-ordination, the pathway towards a net zero workforce in the … Continued

Connecting migrants with industry to close skills gap

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Imagine having more than 20 years’ experience, working on major projects around the globe, yet a lack of familiarity with Australia’s engineering workforce culture is hindering employment prospects. That’s the conundrum facing many skilled migrants across the country and La Trobe University has the solution: a new Industry-Integrated Master of Engineering Program that upskills engineers … Continued