Athletes are always searching for the edge in their performance. We are seeing a large number of engineers, mathematicians and scientists now working exclusively in developing equipment and clothing that can assist athletes in going faster, higher, stronger.
This program looks at local surf equipment legends RipCurl and their search for the perfect wetsuit. Students get the chance to perform a number of industry tests which give them an insight into human physiology, thermal imaging, textile and fibre testing and development of cutting edge sport equipment from concept to the consumer.
This program is supported by Deakin University Engineering and ties in directly to a number research projects, career pathways and exciting developments right here in Geelong!
KEY THEMES: Materials Technology, Engineering, Design and Research Development.
SUITABLE FOR: Year 9,10, VCE Outdoor Education, Design and Technology
PROGRAM DURATION: 2.5 hrs
MAX CLASS SIZE: 28