• The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces dedicated to providing an inspiring, explorative and participatory experience of QUT's Science and Engineering research.

    Soaring across two storeys of the centre, the Cube is designed to support interactive displays of research projects using advanced digital technology, including 14 high-definition projectors, over 40 multi-touch screens and sound technology.

    Collaborating with QUT researchers and drawing on knowledge and data from research areas in Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM), the Cube will facilitate opportunities for the public to discover, visualise and contribute to research projects in the works. Environments will be replicated at a real-world scale, allowing the public, as 'citizen scientists', to experience real project scenarios and explore big questions of the 21st century.


    Saturday, April 12
    0800 Registration 
    0845 Schedule and logistics
    0915 Begin developing
    1230 Lunch break
    1330 Developing continued
    1630 Optional progress briefing, more developing 
    1800 Doors close for the night 
    Sunday, April 13
    0800 Doors open
    0930 Logistics briefing & updates 
    1000 More developing
    1330 Submission Deadline and  Lunch break
    1430 Presentations
    1530 Judges Voting
    1600 Awards
    1630 Post event social

    Participant Information

    Please view the Participant Information document for more details on the venue, what to bring, and prizes.

    Projects Nominated for Global Judging

    Most Inspiring


    Best Mission Concept

    Hitch hiking guide to Mars

    People's choice




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    2 George Street
    Brisbane, QLD

    Stratos Patsikatheodorou
    Email Stratos
  • The following projects were worked on at Brisbane:

    • Hitch hiking guide to Mars

      Project Members from this location
      • Ka shun Benjamin Leung
      • Ben Graham
      • Yuan Ming Kwan
      • Andy Wong
      • Yasseen Abdel-Magied
      • Leo Ng

      It will reduce the transfer impulses required in an orbital transfer to get from Earth to Mars. Therefore reducing cost or increasing available weight to use.

      Why: - Reduce craft mass - Increases available payload weight (for experiments) - Potential to study asteroid - Lowers cost

      ... Visit Project


      Project Members from this location
      • Alexandra Tran
      • Hanmuk Oh
      • Stratos Patsikatheodorou

      The story begins when a NASA Astronomer pronounces a critical emergency situation! A 20 kilometre wide asteroid has been detected in the deep space network. The trajectory of the asteroid is prospected to intercept with Planet Earth. A collisional impact would result in devastation for all l... Visit Project