12-20 August 2023

The School Theme

The school theme for National Science Week in 2023 is Innovation: Powering Future Industries. The theme incorporates the advancement in technology in all industries, especially using artificial intelligence (AI).

The curriculum focus of the theme is on:

Science as a Human Endeavour
Chemical Sciences
Physical Sciences
Earth and Space Sciences, and
Biological Sciences.

Along with the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority, it is versatile and accessible to all students and teachers.

Student investigations could include the use of AI in industry, as well as recent advancements in renewal energy technology, data science, and environmental monitoring. With topics of interest from medicine to marine research, agriculture, climate change and mining there are opportunities to engage with the theme from a variety of perspectives

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.

A peek into the world of some of Queensland's best 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 every day 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.