14 - 22 August 2021

National Science Week Queensland

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres. These events attract a wide audience from children to adults and science amateurs to professionals. Over one million people participate in science events across the nation.

School Theme

The school theme for National Science Week 2021 is Food: Different by Design.  It honours the United Nations International Year of Fruits and Vegetables and the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.  For more information about how your school can get involved, visit the National Science Week website.


Find Out What's Happening In Your Local Area This National Science Week

Q&A with STEM Experts

Read answers from engineers, scientists, researchers and other outstanding entrepreneurs!

We asked year 10 students from the STEM Girl Power Initiative to interview experts who enjoy science, technology, engineering or maths-based careers all about their passion for STEM and what their everyday is really like in the workplace or out in the field.

What is the STEM Girl Power Initiative 

Our interviewers are from the STEM Girl Power Initiative, Year 10 girls in state schools across Queensland who are interested in STEM and want to engage more students, especially other girls, into STEM careers.

You can learn more about the initiative here.