Food Science Laboratory

Three new and improved teaching spaces are open and operational at Ourimbah after undergoing a refresh over the Christmas period in 2019 to welcome students in time for semester one.

An 80-seat Technology Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) space has been established in the IT Studies Centre Building. This new teaching space has transformed the existing open plan area into a lively, dynamic and engaging physical environment with new tables and task chairs, fresh paint and carpet, AV projectors and screens plus acoustic walls and panelling and suspended feature lights.

With multiple screens available to cater for sightlines and student collaboration, the TEAL space encourages students to participate in the classroom in a completely different way.

Alongside the upgrade of the TEAL space, the existing Sara Lee Undergraduate Teaching Kitchen and adjacent Processed Food Laboratory in the Science Laboratories 2 Building were refurbished to provide a space that appeals to students, engages industry partners and meets current food safety standards.

The Food Innovation Centre work saw a reconfigured layout to maximise the space and increase functionality as well as new exhaust hoods, cooktops, ovens, dishwashers and stainless steels benchtops and splashbacks throughout the kitchen. And no kitchen would be complete without AV screens above the work stations for interactive learning with lecture capture camera capabilities, right?

The Processed Food Lab received three new double lab stations complete with sinks and lab taps for compressed air, vacuum and water, a new preparation area and joinery cupboards throughout.

Both spaces also had air-conditioning installed and were finished off with fresh coat of paint and non-slip vinyl flooring.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.