RMIT- Salt Baths Boost Next-Gen Batteries



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The next generation of rechargeable lithium batteries set to disrupt the electric vehicle industry may soon be here, thanks to the humble salt bath.

CSIRO scientists, in collaboration with RMIT University and QUT, have demonstrated that pre-treating a battery’s lithium metal electrodes with an electrolyte salt solution extends the battery life and increases performance and safety.

The research, “Stabilizing lithium metal using ionic liquids for long-lived batteries”, was published recently in Nature Communications.

Five Reasons You Should Think About a Career in Teaching



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From helping a student get to that “light bulb” moment to helping shape the lives of the next generation – teaching is a challenging but incredibly rewarding profession.

As a teacher, you’ll face a myriad of competing demands but for every challenge you face, there’s an equal or greater reward.

As you enter a profession that has the ability to impact the lives of others, you also take part in a career that is full of meaning. …

How to Stand Out in a Creative Industry



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How can you prepare for your dream job while juggling final-year studies? Graduate Paige De Vanny shares her experiences.

The Bachelor of Design (Animation and Interactive Media) alumnus recently landed her dream job at Weta Digital, one of the world’s leading visual effects companies based in New Zealand.

The Oscar winning company is responsible for bringing to life performance-driven digital characters like Gollum (The Lord of the Rings) and Smaug (The Hobbit), …

Melbourne ranked best city in Australia for international students



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The ratings measure cities on their quality of universities, affordability, lifestyle, employment prospects and student community.

Additional factors such as pollution, safety, transparency and tolerance are also taken into consideration.

Seven Australian cities made it into the top 75 best student cities this year with Sydney coming fourth, Canberra (17), Brisbane (18), Adelaide (26), Perth (35) and Gold Coast (69).

Melbourne city received a perfect score (100/100) for student mix, …

RMIT and BMW: an enduring partnership



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RMIT students have gained insights into BMW’s design approach and product philosophy in a series of industry training sessions.

Automotive and mechanical engineering students at BMW Group Australia’s National Training Centre.

More than 100 RMIT automotive and mechanical engineering students have trained this year at BMW Group Australia’s National Training Centre in Melbourne.

The undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. …

RMIT fashion makes global impact with Daniel Hechter Scholarship



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RMIT fashion makes global impact with new scholarship

Iconic French design and retail company Daniel Hechter has introduced an annual scholarship for an outstanding RMIT fashion student.

 

The scholarship, awarded through Daniel Hechter’s Australian licensee Expedition Apparel, is offered to the top second year student from one of the University’s internationally-recognised fashion programs, the Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Technology.

The scholarship includes a trip to China to experience the manufacturing process first-hand and glimpse the world behind an apparel company. …

RMIT invests in aviation simulation technology



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RMIT University has invested in a new state-of-the-art simulation and test laboratory that will allow researchers to work with the aviation industry to develop and test a wide range of new technologies.

The $200,000 custom-designed simulation laboratory, developed in conjunction with SimRoom, will support research into new communication, navigation, surveillance and avionics systems for manned and unmanned aircraft, as well as decision-support tools and human machine interfaces for air traffic controllers. …

RMIT Bachelor of Design (Fashion) graduate wins prestigious scholarship



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RMIT graduate Talisa Trantino will launch her design career on the world stage after being awarded Australia’s top fashion scholarship.

Winners Talisa Trantino (left) and Amie Jones (right), with AUSFF co-founder Malcolm Carfrae. Photo: AUSFF

Ms Trantino is the joint winner of the 2013-14 Australian Fashion Foundation scholarship, receiving $20,000 and a six-month internship in the United States or Europe.

She is the fourth RMIT Bachelor of Design (Fashion) graduate to win the AUSFF scholarship, …

KOM Tour’s last stop: University of British Columbia TODAY



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KOM CONSULTANTS Study in Australia Winter TOUR
finishes at
University of British Columbia TODAY

Thursday 13 March 2014 
University of British Columbia 
Information Booths, Henry Angus Room 034 (2053 Main Mall)    
11:30am-1:30pm 

Stop by our booth to check out overseas options of Studying in Australia & the UK.

Looking for options to Australian Medical School or Australian Law School in Australia? Would you like to study  Fashion Design or Textiles in Australia? …

KOM Tour heads to BC tomorrow: Simon Fraser University



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KOM CONSULTANTS Study in Australia Winter TOUR
heads to
British Columbia tomorrow:  Simon Fraser University

Wednesday 12 March 2014 
Simon Fraser University   
Academic Quadrangle East and South  
10am-3pm

Stop by our booth to check out overseas options of Studying in Australia & the UK.

Looking for options to Australian Medical School or Australian Law School in Australia? Would you like to study  Fashion Design or Textiles in Australia? …