QUT’s Science and Engineering Faculty in partnership with non-for-profit organisation Power of Engineering Inc. delivers a sustainable program of events aimed at creating awareness of the different opportunities that a career in engineering can offer targeting high school students before they make senior subject selections. The program has a particular focus on inspiring females in metropolitan areas, regional and indigenous students.
Power of Engineering, is a fully funded day about engineering careers for 100 year 9 and 10 female students delivered on campus at QUT, by QUT’s Girls in Engineering Making Statements (GEMS) student club.
Students participate in hands-on challenging workshops and in the afternoons tour Brisbane industry locations, hearing from engineering professionals.
We are seeking industry site visits for students to participate in the afternoon session to help young people understand more about the world of engineering and identify the pathways and opportunities that are available to them upon leaving education. We are looking for engineering projects that can be shown off to a group of 10-20 students. For example, previous tours have included the hypobaric chamber at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital; GOMA “The Art of Engineering” with Bligh Tanner; a visit with Brisbane City Council to West End’s reconstructed CityCat Terminal; a technical presentation of the four bridges that cross the Brisbane River; and a tour of the Woolloongabba Trunk Sewer Upgrade.
Engage with students at the 2017 Power of Engineering event in Brisbane on one of the following dates:
- Thursday 2 March
- Thursday 20 July
- Tuesday 31 October
Site tours: Tours take place in the afternoon from 1pm – 2pm. Presentations are normally delivered by a female engineer/employee, however it is not a must.
Details of site tours:
- 1pm - 2pm
- max 20 female Year 9 & 10 students + 2 teachers + 1 QUT ambassador
- Students are bussed to and from the site tour at QUT cost
QUT can supply high-vis vests and hard hats for the students if required.
Please don’t hesitate to call Simone Long, Engagement Coordinator on 3138 4488 if you require more information.
Your participation at the event would be a fantastic addition to the students’ experience.
Female students set to depart on the Brisbane "Hidden Engineering Gems" Walking tour