The University of Wollongong is a proud supporter of STEM Education.
We are committed to collaborating with local schools and industry on STEM Education programs and encouraging future generations of Australians to combine their passions with STEM skills, so that no matter their particular leaning — as a humanitarian, environmentalist, artist or innovator — they are equipped with the tools and knowledge to create a better world.
- STEM Camp for Girls
- Koori STEM Camp (June 2017 and November 2017)
- STEM High School Comps
- STEM Roadshow
- UOW Open Day
- Festival of STEM & Entrepreneurship
- Physics Special Lecture for Girls
- Physics HSC Revision Day (website coming soon)
- ANSTO Discover Engineering Day
- Experience It! Student Conference (Engineers Australia)
- Aeronautical Velocity Challenge
- Honeywell Summer School
- Engineering Studies Day
School holiday programs
Participating in Engineering projects overseas has widened my perspective on what I can do on this Earth. I am applying the skills I learnt in my degree to develop a start-up that will go out and lead the charge on using social innovation to solve the world's most complex problems. It is amazing to see how knowledge can arm one to do so much good.
Not only do I want to have a role in enhancing community health, I want to lead and navigate new approaches towards healthcare to ensure a more sustainable and inclusive healthcare system for all Australians.
During my degree I have been able to travel the world for study and work throughout Australia , New Zealand and Canada. Now working with artificial muscle fibres at the UOW Innovation campus. Materials engineering has opened up such a wide variety of prospects.
Nature has spent billions of years perfecting the natural engineering of plants and animals. I am learning so much by studying the claws of birds of prey in order to find new solutions for devices such as prosthetic hands.
During my degree, I went to India on a social impact internship to work on a water impact project. The project was very rewarding and an eye opening way to see how engineering can improve communities
During my final year at UOW I went on a 12-week internship at Facebook’s Menlo Park campus in California, USA. This all led to a full-time job offer!
I love the challenge of research; being faced with a problem, and working out how it can be solved. There are times when it feels like you’ve run out of ideas, but when you finally make a breakthrough it can be really rewarding. It’s exciting that I’m still learning something new every day.
It is wonderful to see how the theory and principles I have learnt at university can be put into practice to benefit the community and make a profound impact upon the quality of life and the health of people.