13-21 August 2022

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 in 2022 is Glass: More than meets the eye. It is based on the UN International Year of Glass. It will celebrate the many roles that glass plays in our lives – from phone screens to optical fibre to glassware in labs – plus investigating glass as a part of our sustainable future. The uses for and intrinsic nature of glass in science make it a suitable topic for investigation across all strands of science education.

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.
Interview Series

Meet the Movers and Shakers in Queensland STEM

A peek into the world of some of Queensland's best engineers, scientists, researchers and other outstanding entrepreneurs!
Image credit – Jenn at LEI photo by Gary Cranitch, Queensland Museum.

 

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.

 

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