Luther College Students get hands on experience in the Melbourne office
As part of our International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) activities, our Melbourne office, together with Akorn educational services, hosted a week-long engineering design challenge for a team of eight students in the Melbourne office.
The students spent a week at the Melbourne offices, learning from engineers about the process and challenges of designing a building and working as a cohesive team.
The challenge culminated in a presentation to staff and parents, showing the university building they designed, and explaining the features and considerations they had to take into account.
The student challenge was to design and present a mixed-use community centre concept. The design concepts needed to consider:
- Environmental impacts
- Building user comfort
- Resource efficiency
- Community benefits
- Integration with surrounding community, infrastructure and transport.
Both staff and students found the process rewarding. We would like to thank Akorn and Luther college for making this possible.