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Learning geology in the most accessible way

North Metropolitan TAFE (NMTAFE) students have developed an augmented reality (AR) app for the Woodside Australian Science Project which produces support packages for the Australian Curriculum.

  • Software development and media students worked tirelessly to create the Woodside Australian Science Project (WASP) app which was launched at the recent Resources Technology Showcase.
  • The app provides students with a 360-degree field experience highlighting key rocks. Students learn about the features of the rocks and add to their collection along the way.
  • WASP is an initiative supported by Woodside Energy Limited and Earth Science Western Australia (ESWA).

“What excited me the most about this app was that fact that you’re applying technology to a device in an obscure way,” said software development student Dorian Sheiles. 

The free Woodside Australian Science Project (WASP) field experience will transport students to important field locations around Perth. WASP_Students.jpg

“I just loved being part of a group to produce something that is out there in the world that kids can learn from, said NMTAFE student Hailey Wellsted. “I feel like I’m giving something back.”

Hailey project managed the media team who had the task of producing all of the assets, creating textures for the rock models, designing the user interface and the background of the app and ultimately achieving a 360° environment. 

“It was a learning experience for me to manage a team as it’s something I’ve never done before. I quickly realised that within the field there are so many different personalities.”

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Page last updated December 09, 2019