Build a world designed for humanity with our STEM programs for schools.
Girls in STEM Day
Join us on campus to be immersed in our world of design, creation, and innovation. Our next Girls in STEM Day is coming up on 10 October during the school holidays for particularly curious girls.
What will the day involve?
- Explore different areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Design and Building through 1 hour hands-on activities such as:
- Building games
- Coding industry 4.0 robots to create towers of blocks
Measuring your own blood pressure, heart rate, and lung capacity, and discovering their importance in health using medical devices
- Designing user experiences for customers of your own business
- Investigating how cyber security attacks happen
- Meet women currently studying and working in STEM at UTS and hear about what they create, build and design
- Ask questions to a panel of students, academics and professionals
- Year 11 and 12 students can choose to spend the day diving deep into a Engineering or Technology project, using design thinking to solve real-world problems using technical skills. Projects could include:
- Automation of repetitive tasks using 'Dobot' robots
- Designing and prototyping infrastructure for populations living in diverse environments
- Building an electronic data logger programmed to capture data from various sensors, establish a WiFi connection and synchronize data to the cloud.
No prior experience or knowledge is required.
Girls in STEM Program for High School
We are now running two separate programs for High School students focusing on different year groups.
We are piloting a multi-touchpoint, in-curriculum program built around project-based learning. Through consultation with teachers and experts in STEM disciplines we are designing projects in areas from Cyber Security to Drone Technology. Students will undertake the design thinking process and apply STEM skills to real-world problems, with the support of UTS and industry mentors.
We are currently working with a select group of schools. If you are interested in finding more about this program, please contact email@example.com.
Our new program reflects the needs of the students and provide an opportunity to have more in-depth conversations with current UTS students and industry professionals as part of a fun-filled interactive day. These single day visits have two elements:
STEM Circles – a workshop inspired by the World Café method with small booths facilitated by these mentors will provide a chance for students to voice concerns, ask questions and receive clarification on a specific STEM field within a supportive environment.
Activities – Engineering and IT-focused activities will be run during each visit to inspire confidence and interest in STEM and provide real-world applications.
STEM x Play: Primary School Program
Gender stereotypes in STEM start forming at the age of 5. We are piloting a STEM program for primary school to address girls' confidence and interest in STEM and address the key intersecting influences of teachers and parents.
Our Girls in STEM primary and high school programs are proudly sponsored by:
It was really exciting to see the students naturally wanting to engage in problem-solving – because that's essentially all engineering is, solving problems.
UTS Alumni and Women in Engineering and IT Volunteer