Students engage with cutting-edge tech at Manufacturing Innovation Showcase


Year 7 student at the Manufacturing Innovation Showcase

From robotics to virtual reality and 3D printing, Port Melbourne Secondary College students have received the ultimate hands-on lesson when it comes to cutting-edge technology.

Year 7 students were inspired after taking part in the Australian Manufacturing Innovation Showcase at The Timber Yard in Port Melbourne – situated in the heart of the Fishermans Bend precinct – which brought together 41 manufacturers from across Australia to demonstrate how new technology can help to solve complex problems and to offer opportunities for growth.

Students were also able to connect with ex- perts from universities and industry to grow their passion for and understanding of the breadth of STEM-focused careers.

The two-day event was a celebration of the work of the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) based at RMIT University’s city campus, which is helping transform Australia’s manufacturing industry through collaborative investment, research impact and innovation.