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OPAIC research on show

24 June, 2019
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Some of the best work coming out of Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus was on display on Friday night.

Showcase 2019 brought students, staff and industry partners together for an evening of learning and networking.

Our students talked guests through poster presentations about their research in fields including marketing, property, education, IT, construction, and sport.

Management student Samuel Alonso, who picked up the best poster award on the night, researched the streamlining of the casual wage process.

He looked at how a cross-department training programme could be used for staff at his placement company - MediaWorks.

First runner up for Management, Farjana Rahman, researched customer relationship management at her placement company The Peace Foundation.

She explored possible communication gaps between The Peace Foundation and its partner schools.

The prize for first runner up for Information Technology went to Rushabh Master, Vishal Vadariya and their team, for their construction virtual reality demo.

Their project was based on a virtual tour of a virtual earth house. It explained the concept of earth buildings, where walls are made up of different sustainable materials.

Our guest speaker was Ira Munn, chief executive of Ierospace Industries International Limited, a company currently developing a 3D print electric vehicle kit.

A number of our staff also gave presentations on the night, including a talk by Dr Nilufar Baghaei about how computer games can help young people learn to look after their health, and another by Omer Altaf about liquefaction hazard maps for the Lower Wairau Plains.

Check out the photos here.