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Join the cup washing station design-a-thon!

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Are you passionate about sustainability and reducing environmental impact? Join the opportunity to design and collaborate for an on-campus reusable cup washing station.

A tray of washed reusable cups

Brought to you by Curtin Cuts the Cups and Engineers without Borders, and facilitated by the Phoenix Team of John Curtin Leadership Academy, this design-a-thon will play an important step in reducing (and eventually, eliminating) disposable cups at Curtin.

You will be collaborating with a diverse range of students across different courses and gain insights to what they can bring to the design process.

To participate in the design-a-thon, you will need to:

  1. Attend three Design Thinking methodology workshops to learn tools and skills to create a testable prototype.
  2. Attend a two-day intensive during the mid-semester break (6 – 10 September) where you will receive expert mentoring to assist in refining your design for presentation to a judging panel.

Key dates

  • Workshop 1: Tuesday 17 August, 5pm to 7pm | Information session and introduction to circular economy | Venue: 501:117
  • Workshop 2: Tuesday 24 August, 5pm to 7pm | Design thinking methodology | Venue: 501:117
  • Workshop 3: Tuesday 31 August, 5pm to 7pm | Realistic innovation | Venue: 501:117
  • Intensive: Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 September, 8:30am to 5pm | Venue: 300:217

Participants will receive a Tier 1 Curtin Extra recognition by participating in the workshops and design-a-thon (minimum 20 hours combined).

Register now

To register your interest, complete this registration form before 5pm Monday 16 August.

If you have any questions, contact the Phoenix Team at phoenix.jcla@gmail.com.