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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.

What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. STEM Education is not just about teaching these subjects, or ‘making things’, but about inspiring students to engage with STEM tools to make things happen through themes that tie into social sciences and humanities.

STEM is about people.

STEM skills allow us to manage our food and water supplies, promote health and wellbeing, and develop global productivity and economic growth.

Through equipping yourself with a STEM Degree, you can contribute to the Environment, Health, Humanities, and Arts. To explore your interest in STEM subjects check out our upcoming camps, activities, competitions, and events for all ages K-12, and teachers too!

STEM Camp for Girls

STEM Camp for Girls

Attend our four-day annual summer camp for girls entering into Years 10 and 11 for a fun and hands-on STEM experience.

STEM Camp for Girls

Festival of STEM

Festival of STEM

The Festival of STEM & Entrepreneurship aims to inspire students to pursue a future in STEM and the innovation ecosystem.

Festival of STEM

Science Centre

Science Centre

The internationally-recognised, Science Centre and Planetarium is the largest hands-on science centre in NSW.

Science Centre

Early Start

Early Start

Early Start’s purpose is to drive social transformation and deliver better outcomes for children,

Early Start

Koori Stem Camp

Koori Stem Camp

Aboriginal Year 9 and 10 students from the Illawarra are being given the opportunity to identify with their Aboriginal cultural heritage and its connection to STEM.

Koori Camp

in2uni

in2uni

No matter what your background or your previous education experience is, there is a pathway to University for you.

in2Uni

SCIENCE EXPERIENCE

SCIENCE EXPERIENCE

Hands-on science sessions, fun and engaging activities for Year 9 and 10 students over 3 days.

Science Experience

SCIENCE FAIR

SCIENCE FAIR

One of Australia’s largest science fairs; hands-on experience with scientific research and prizes to be won!

Science Fair

Andrew Vild

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.

Andrew Vild Bachelor of Materials Engineering, Project Everest
Dane McKeen

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.

Dane McKeen Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences
Jessica Grozdanov

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.

Jessica Grozdanov Bachelor of Materials Engineering
Julia Knight<br /><br />
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.
Julia Knight

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
Kate McKenzie

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

Kate McKenzie Bachelor of Environmental Engineering
Sam Dunster

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! 

Sam Dunster Bachelor of Computer Science (Mobile Computing) 2014 Production Engineer, Facebook, California, USA
Monica Birrento

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.

Monica Birrento PhD Candidate in Chemistry
Clare Pagulayan

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.