The workshops will provide students with an interactive learning opportunity to broaden their understanding of how maths and science courses studied in school can lead to exciting discoveries and developments in real-life. Moreover, students will gain an appreciation of STEM career pathways through higher education.

We invite you to choose three workshops from the lists below. Workshops are 1 hour in duration and will be delivered concurrently by trained student ambassadors who are currently studying STEM at UQ. 



TitleDescriptionDurationNumber of students


Brought to you by Civil Geotechnical Consultants (CGC)

Discover how engineers design and construct buildings to withstand the various types of seismic waves generated by earthquakes. Students will design and test their own model buildings, by putting them through a one-minute simulated earthquake challenge.

This hands-on workshop will be delivered by engineers from CGC, Queensland specialists in geotechnical engineering services for transport and civil infrastructure.

1 hour


Emergency Health Mission

Brought to you 
by HeliMods 

We’ve all seen rescue helicopters and planes such as the Royal Flying Doctors Service in the sky, but have you thought about who modifies these amazing aircrafts for emergency health purposes? In this workshop, students learn from Queensland aerospace technology company, HeliMods who design innovative products and special mission solutions to perform a range of complex missions around the world. 

This collaborative workshop will challenge students to position critical equipment within a Helicopter and plane in a way that allows the flying vehicle to safely rescue, treat or transport their patients.

1 hour30


TitleDescriptionDurationNumber of students
Binary coding workshopComputer languages are often referred to as Python, C#, Cobol and more, the computer’s original language is very basic and binary, 1’s and 0’s. In this workshop students will learn the basic of binary coding and how to create their own code. From there, they will design their own personalised wristband using the code.1 hour30


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Neighbourhood ChallengeStudents will test their planning skills and design a neighbourhood or a place that meets the needs of the 21st Century.  Students will explore concepts of sustainability, liveability and people-centred design. 1 hourUnlimited


TitleDescriptionDurationNumber of students
Sketching MasterclassLearn to sketch like an Architect. Students will learn not only the sketching technique, but also about the thinking behind the process - e.g. why and how to integrate people and landscape, and how to create a sense of depth in an image, and much more.1 hourUnlimited


TitleDescriptionDurationNumber of students
Designing for usersDiscover the importance of designing for the end user. Students will learn the impact good design has on our everyday life and in pairs, students will design a product based on each other’s needs and wants. 1 hourUnlimited