STEM for schools

Our STEM for schools program started in 2013. We deliver fully funded on-campus workshops, events and professional learning across science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to help Queensland schools understand the importance of STEM.

We’re committed to inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders by creating hands-on experiences that excite and enthuse students to pursue STEM studies and careers.

Our activities are underpinned by concepts of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship – essential skills for STEM careers of the future.

In 2019 over 10,915 high school students, teachers and parents from across 295 schools experienced STEM workshops and events at QUT. We also provided 827 teachers in professional learning opportunities.

The STEM for Schools program is part of QUT’s STEM School Engagement program which was named international Gold Award winner of the K-12 category (kindergarten to Year 12) at the prestigious Reimagine Education Awards, which are billed as the ‘Oscars’ of Education. Read more about this prestigious win.

Student experiences

STEM Conference

In 2020 we are offering a conference-style program for students in Years 9 to 12 offering exciting talks, hands-on workshops and research projects to explore a future that combines creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship through STEM.

About the conference

High school internships

Our internships are an opportunity for Year 11 and 12 students to expand their STEM skills, explore career ambitions and experience first-class research.

About internships

Experience The Cube

Book interactive 30-minute experiences for school groups in Year 7-12, held at one of the world's largest interactive digital display systems.

Available experiences

STEM for teachers

We offer practical workshops and seminars for STEM teachers to enhance their existing knowledge and foster productive partnerships with QUT.

Our workshops aim to support teachers working with the national curriculum by providing STEM-related expertise, technologies and resources.

Explore events for teachers

Explore resources for teachers


QUTeX provides a range of professional and executive education opportunities, bringing together knowledge from across the whole university, to help you upskill and develop.

About QUTeX

Widening participation

We work with under-represented school groups to build aspiration for university study, particularly in the STEM fields.

We want to break down the barriers to entry to university, and make studying and applying accessible to students from all backgrounds.

How we work

Get in touch

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News and events

29 Nov 2019

STEM for Schools: What's on in 2020

QUT's STEM for Schools program offers on-campus curriculum-mapped STEM workshops, events and teacher professional development sessions that aim to excite and inspire learning by combining STEM with creativity and entrepreneurship.

5 May 2020

Online Teacher PD: Design-based Integrated STEM Pedagogy utilising 3D Printing

QUT STEM for Schools is delighted to be working with the School of Design to bring teachers a unique online professional development opportunity in Design-based Integrated STEM Pedagogy utilising 3D Printing. This PD is part of a research project involving both teachers as participants. 

Get in touch

Australian and NZ students

International students

1800 181 848
(within Australia)

+61 3 9627 4853
(outside Australia)

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