In two sessions spread over the day, 100 students (per session) will arrive to experience an event specifically dedicated to school engagement. Each session will include opportunities to interact with artefacts, marvel at exhibition displays and experience some practical hands-on science demonstrations. Students will also have the opportunity to speak with industry professionals from STEM‑related fields. In small groups, students will engage with scientists and industry professionals from a variety of science practices to discover the wonder, awe and inspirational career pathways available in STEM.
Please note, both sessions have sold out.
The student day activities will be recorded by a professional media company.
Please inform the staff if you prefer not to be filmed or photographed.
The recordings may be used for the promotion of Queensland Museum Network, World Science Festival Brisbane and Future Makers.
The students will be split into two groups. Each group will participate in a workshop run by ‘Power of Engineering’ and swap into/out of ‘Speed chat with a Scientist’ – an opportunity for students to interact via small group discussion with STEM industry professionals.
All students will then move to the theatre to attend a 60 minute keynote presentation by Dr Catherine Ball then depart.
All students will begin the event by attending a 60 minute keynote presentation by Dr Catherine Ball then be split into two groups.
Each group will participate in a workshop run by ‘Power of Engineering’ and swap into/out of ‘Speed chat with a Scientist’ – an opportunity for students to interact via small group discussion with STEM industry professionals. After both groups have attended all workshops, event concludes and students then depart.
Power of Engineering group will provide four x 50 minute workshops suiting students in Years 7 – 9 throughout the day. The workshops are designed as an interactive experience to engage students during the session.
Students will try their hand at various engineering exercises and be inspired by successful people currently working in various engineering roles. The interactive and hands on workshops showcase a variety of engineering disciplines. The event aims to shift the perception of engineering from hard hats and maths and to show the profession is creative, innovative and how you can make a difference in the world with this career path. This event will give participants the chance to experience first-hand what a career in engineering is like.
Students will be introduced to Engineering by participating in a number of hands-on engineering challenges and activities.
In this workshop, students will be introduced to Engineering by building a prosthetic leg. They will be challenged with designing and building a prosthetic leg from the knee down, and will then compete to see which design can walk the furthest!
Groups will rotate throughout the day for an opportunity to learn from STEM Professionals about their industry and the work they do. The sessions are designed to engage and inspire students in following a career path in a STEM-related field.
Each speaker to bring a ‘prop’ to start the conversation
58 Goondoon Street, Gladstone Central, Queensland, Australia