Week of Engineering, Quakecraft Workshop 2017

Week of Engineering, Quakecraft Workshop 2017
During the IPENZ Week of Engineering (31 July – 5 August) a variety of education events will be held nationwide that showcase amazing engineering and enable students to get a glimpse into the real- life work of engineers. http://www.weekofengineering.co.nz/

As part of this initiative, Ara is partnering with Vodafone to run two Quakecraft days for Year 11- 13 students at the Vodafone Centre and Ara City campus.

Workshop details are below and students should select one of these dates.

Dates:               Quakecraft 1: Tuesday 1 August 2017
Quakecraft 2: Wednesday 2 August 2017
Time:                9.30am – 3pm
Venue:             Vodafone Centre and Ara City campus, Madras Street
Numbers:        30 max per day
Register:         Please click on link below to register

Cost:                 FREE


This workshop is suitable for: Physics, Science, Geography and Mathematics Year 11-13 students interested in structural engineering.

Participants will use logistical mathematics to uncover the links between physics and engineering, and visit the Ara Department of Engineering and Architectural Studies where they’ll meet some of our students.

The Quakecraft challenge is to design and prototype a sustainable tiny house for extreme conditions and natural disasters, including earthquakes. Using 3D printing and Computer Aided Design you will work in teams to design your very own model house and test its structural integrity on a shake table. The design thinking approach encompasses resilient community building with reference to South Pacific Islands and many other areas in high need of housing.

Programme for the Day

9.30 am      Arrive at Ara City campus and walk to Vodafone
10.00 am    Lab Workshop 1
11.00 am    Break
11.30am     Lab Workshop 2
12.30pm     Lunch
1.00pm       Return to Ara Institute of Canterbury
1.30pm       Tour of Fablab & Engineering School laboratories and view student work
2.00pm       Tour of Architectural School studios and view student work
2.30pm       Pathways presentation Ara, UC and Quakecore
3.00pm       Finish

Students will be provided with practical tools, instructions and background that will allow them to relate their work to sectors such as engineering and sustainable high value manufacturing.

Ara will provide carparks, morning tea and lunch.

Kind Regards

Miranda Satterthwaite   MBS MEd BSc BA
STEM Coordinator
+64 21866898
Madras Street Campus