About us

QUT’s STEM High School Engagement has been running since 2013 and is committed to inspiring the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) leaders. We provide meaningful STEM experiences for Year 7 to 12 students regardless of background, gender, academic level or location.

The future of employment is changing rapidly, with predictions that 75% of the fastest-growing occupations will require STEM-based technological skills. Our program creates opportunities for high school students to build enthusiasm for these STEM skills while drawing from the concepts of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

We deliver fully funded on-campus workshops, events and professional learning across STEM disciplines to help schools understand the importance of STEM skills and the broad range of future study and career opportunities STEM offers.

Our talented STEM Student Ambassadors inspire, lead and connect with program participants bringing diversity and real-world inspiration into all our activities.

What's on in 2022

We will have a range of COVID-safe activities for students and teachers in 2022.

Student experiences

Senior Syllabus Refreshers

A range of videos to assist students and teachers to prepare for external exams in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

About the refreshers

Think STEM, Think QUT

Studying STEM at QUT opens a world of opportunities to achieve your full potential and forge a rewarding career.

Explore STEM degrees and careers

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

Explore STEM careers

Explore the myriad of careers in STEM and develop skills to help you explore your future career options.

Explore your STEM future

Girl power!

Are you a girl interested in STEM and feel like you are the only one? You aren't! Yes women are under-represented in STEM fields but at QUT we're committed to bridging the gender gap. We want to showcase the wonderful women working and studying at QUT who are breaking down the barriers for women and girls!

Explore Women in STEM

Widening participation

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

Our Widening Participation Program aims to break down the barriers to entry to university, and make studying and applying accessible to students from all backgrounds. In particular providing support for low income, rural and Indigenous students from eligible schools.

Find out more

Award-winning program

QUT has received a number of accolades in recognition of the high quality programming delivered to students, teachers and school and industry partners.

QUT’s collective STEM School Engagement program was named international Gold Award winner of the K-12 category (kindergarten to Year 12) at the prestigious Reimagine Education Awards. Read more about this prestigious win.

QUT was also recently awarded the STEM Education Partnership Award in the Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in STEM for 2020 through the Queensland Department of Education. This award is recognition of our contribution to STEM education in Queensland. Read more about this award.

Impact of our STEM High School Engagement Program (2013 - 2018)

Impact of STEM School Engagement Program for Reimagine Education Awards


18 Aug 2022

Physics Teacher Professional Development Opportunity

Hear from Dr Michael Cowley, an expert in modern physics and astronomy here at QUT.

25 Jul 2022

New grad creates amazing worlds with global games company

QUT animation and marketing graduate Holly Noble has always dreamed of amazing worlds. She originally wanted to be an astrophysicist and study space, but now she has the qualifications and skills – and an exciting new job – to create 3D worlds for gamers.

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