Make agriculture smarter, more productive, and far more resilient.
What if… by using 3D printing and materials sciences our students make AI controlled LEDs to produce a vertical farm that provides each plant with optimised wavelengths of light to increase crop yields?
Global urbanisation will soon see two-thirds of us living in cities.
What if… our students access and analyse the data generated by the IF Lab, a smart building itself, to design future building management technologies? Evaluating how people respond to different spatial zones, light levels, temperatures and colours, students could then apply new ways of thinking to create innovative design and engineering.
Homelessness in our community.
What if… our students could find ways to provide comfort with wearable technology? A collaborative project could see our students determine the features users would like in a weather-resistant coat, designing and producing a garment that transforms into a heated sleeping bag, complete with a light powered by solar cells or kinetic energy?
The IF Lab
The IF Lab’s doors will be open for our students and the broader community to access: collaboration spaces, teaching and learning spaces, a digital fabrication laboratory with a bank of 3D printers, an augmented and virtual reality space, wet and dry laboratories, spaces for displaying and interacting with models, a greenhouse and even a platform for conducting gravity experiments.
Students will harness technology to enhance their coursework learning, as well as for opportunities outside of the school timetable. In the IF Lab, they will participate in projects exploring innovative solutions to real-world problems.
Collegiate acknowledges the generous support of parents, Old Girls, staff and friends. Through their collective philanthropy, these individuals support our School’s inspirational learning environment. We thank all those who gave generously to the IF Lab’s capital development.