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.
High school workshops
We offer free, curriculum-mapped STEM workshops for high school groups. The workshops are held at our Science and Engineering Centre, and run for either half a day or a full day.Available workshops
Senior Syllabus Refreshers
A range of videos to assist students and teachers to prepare for external exams in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Think STEM, Think QUT
Studying STEM at QUT opens a world of opportunities to achieve your full potential and forge a rewarding career.
STEM Learning Hub
Visit our STEM Learning Hub for educational resources designed to support teachers, students, and parents across a range of topics including curriculum-linked resources, professional development workshops, online lessons and printable resources.Explore Learning Hub
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!
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.
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.
The count-down is on for the free 2022 QUT Future You STEM Summit for high school students, with online applications closing on Monday night at midnight.
Sandra Vecchio has embarked on a career as a science teacher at a prominent Brisbane school after graduating the top of her QUT class … and there’ll be a second science teacher in the family soon when sister Kylie also completes her education degree.