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Workshops for students

School Workshops

Workshops in Canberra

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Holiday Workshops

Workshops during the school holidays

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Touring School Workshops

Touring workshops brought to your classroom.

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Virtual Excursion

Live workshops streamed from our studios in Canberra to your school.

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Workshops for teachers

Teacher Workshops

Accredited workshops for teachers.

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Social Media

See what everyone's been up to.

Workshops around Australia

Within the Community

Enterprising Australians

Find out about Australian inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Taj Pabari, founder of Fiftysix Creations, works with a student

Community Events

Public events and talks.

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Make at Questacon in Canberra

Teacher Resource - Supporting Students in STEM

Decisions about subjects, courses and potential careers made during high school may be difficult for teenagers to navigate, but research shows that parents and teachers form the strongest influence in student subject choices*. If you're a parent or teacher looking for resources about STEM careers and ways in which you can support students to pursue STEM projects and studies, please check the suggested links below.
*Report by SiMERR at the University of New England, Armidale NSW

ABC Ace Day Jobs
Ace Day Jobs is a series of five minute videos about Australians with innovative careers and how they got into it

Australian Academy of Sciences: Brain Box
Scientists come in all shapes and sizes and with Brain Box you can watch short interviews and get to know the wonderful brains behind the science

Australian Universities Courses
Search Australian university courses by topic area and location (regional areas and capital cities)

FameLab Australia
Hear from young researchers about their work and passion for STEM-based fields

Fresh science
Stories of discovery from early-career researchers around Australia

Ingenious
A Parents' Guide to Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

RiAus (Royal Institute of Australia)
STEM Career Resources

RiAus (Royal Institute of Australia) Ultimate Science Guide
Downloadable PDF containing many interviews with young scientists and a chart of STEM-aligned courses in Australian universities

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