The University of Queensland (UQ) Women in Engineering (WE) team are delighted to host our flagship annual event of the year, WE Explore Engineering Day.

WE are excited to showcase the diverse engineering opportunities at UQ through hands on workshops, interactive presentations and options to explore the incredible engineering precinct including the state of the art makerspace facility, UQ Innovate and the new Andrew N. Liveris Building, which opened to students this year.

You can select three workshops of your own choosing to attend during the day, while connecting and engaging with our passionate student leader team and faculty staff. Morning tea and lunch will be provided. Get in quick as individual workshop capacity is limited!

The UQ WE program is proudly supported by our industry program partners, Rio Tinto, The Australian Power Institute, Powerlink Queensland, Ergon Energy, Energex, Anglo American, Sandvik and EOS.

Important information

  • Students will need to individually register for this event and select three workshops of their choosing.  
  • Please note this is a COVID safe event with necessary approvals in place adhering to current government advice.
  • Please note each workshop has a max capacity, and registrations for individual workshops in each session will close once this number is reached.  
  • Registration closes 28 April 2022. Please register before the closing date.

Register now

What does the day involve?

Students will get to select three workshops to attend during the day, and morning tea and lunch will be provided.  

  • 8:30am: Event registrations open  
  • 9am: Women in Engineering Welcome 
  • 9:30am–10:30am: Workshop 1 
  • 10:30am–11am: Morning tea 
  • 11am–12pm: Workshop 2 
  • 12pm–1pm: Lunch and rocket launches 
  • 1pm–2pm: Workshop 3 
  • 2pm–2:30pm: Wrap up and thank you 

Workshops

Workshop/Activity 

What is involved?  

Session Times
Renewable Energy: I’m a Big Fan This hands-on workshop will have you building your own model wind turbine as we look towards sustainable energy solutions to power the future. See how you can be involved as an engineer in the renewable sector. 

Workshop 1 9:30am–10:30am

Workshop 3 1pm–2pm

Making an Impact with Engineering 

Join us for an interactive presentation where you learn about how diverse engineering really is with the six specialisations on offer at UQ and think differently about the impact you can make on this world through engineering.  

Workshop 3 1pm–2pm

Cookie Challenge 

This fun interactive workshop will introduce you to the basics of chemical engineering concepts as well as test your decision making, teamwork and communication skills as you work together to extract the highest quality product out of choc chip cookies!  

Workshop 2 11am–12pm

Design Thinking 101 

 

Explore how you can solve some of the world’s most important challenges using Design Thinking. This interactive session will help you turn world changing ideas into impactful, sustainable enterprises. 

Workshop 1 9:30am–10:30am

Workshop 2 11am–12pm

Giving Movement Back 

 

Learn how engineers help society in many ways, including giving movement back through prosthetic limbs. You will assemble and test a 3D printed prosthetic hand and learn about the mechanics and robotics behind this life changing device. 

Workshop 3 1pm–2pm

Study Fresh 

 

Students will put their electrical engineering hats on to create an air quality detection device to test the air quality of their classroom by programming Raspberry Pi’s while learning about the importance of indoor air quality. 

Workshop 1 9:30am–10:30am

Crack The Code 

Run by UQ Cyber Squad team, students will work in groups to decipher secret messages using taught cipher methods. You will learn about the field of cryptography and hopefully send some decrypted responses back! 

Workshop 3 1pm–2pm

Clean Water 

 

This workshop focuses on issues related to sanitation and the provision of water. It aims to educate students about the current global water crisis and how to reduce their own water usage while designing and building a simple water filtration system for developing countries. 

Workshop 1 9:30am–10:30am

Workshop 2 11am–12pm

Roads to Better Health  

This workshop sheds light on the challenges faced by women in disadvantaged communities, particularly around maternal health and explores how engineering can be used as a vehicle for addressing these issues in a humanitarian context.  

Workshop 1 9:30am–10:30am

Workshop 3 1pm–2pm

UQ Racing Visit 

Hear from this student led group about designing and building electric race cars to compete against other universities around the world – you will even get to see their race car!  

Workshop 1 9:30am–10:30am

Workshop 2 11am–12pm

Rockets 

Students will work together in groups to design, construct and launch a solid fuel model rocket. The workshop teaches engineering concepts such as analysing and balancing forces, aerodynamics, and decision-making. 

Workshop 2 11am–12pm

Imagining Futures – unlocking collective creativity 

 

Ever felt stuck on a problem and not sure how to progress?  In this fun 1 hour workshop you’ll explore new design methods and identify new connections that counteract a lack of ideas or ‘stuckness’. We will begin with an everyday problem, pull it apart and generate some creative solutions beyond what you think is possible! 

Workshop 1 9:30am–10:30am

Workshop 3 1pm–2pm

Facility Tours – Liveris, Civil and Innovate 

Take part in tailored tours of our incredible Engineering precinct at UQ including the state-of-the-art makerspace facility, UQ Innovate, practical learning and testing facilities in the 5-star green rated Advanced Engineering Building and the brand new Andrew N. Liveris Building, home of Chemical Engineering, innovation and leadership.   

Workshop 1 9:30am–10:30am

Workshop 2 11am–12pm

Workshop 3 1pm–2pm

Event enquiries

Please get in touch with the Women in Engineering team at we@eait.uq.edu.au.

About Explore Engineering Day

The future of Engineering is changing, and so are WE.

The UQ Women in Engineering team are excited to host our annual Explore Day.

Venue

Global Change Institute (20)
St Lucia
Room: 
The Atrium