Programs and events

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Mission Discovery - Perth | 8-12 July 2019 5-day space program with NASA
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Mission Discovery

Target Audience: Year 7-10 students

Over the 5 day program, high school students work in teams under the guidance of a NASA astronaut and world-renowned scientists to design an original experiment to be carried out in microgravity conditions on the International Space Station (ISS). The winning team’s experiment will be launched and carried out in space.

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Indigenous Australian Engineering School | 14-20 July 2019 Gain insights into the world of engineering
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Indigenous Australian Engineering School

Target Audience: Indigenous students in Years 10, 11 or 12.

The Indigenous Australian Engineering School (IAES) is a five-day residential program. It involves a wide range of activities for students to discover how amazing engineering really is. Participants will meet engineers and hear about the possibilities both in the metro area and in the regions. Students will also experience university life while on campus at Curtin, interact with industry professionals through networking sessions and career expos and visit the sites of Perth shaped by engineers.

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FIRST Robotics Competition | Registration Open August 2019 Curtin's teams compete in Sydney
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FIRST Robotics Competition, 14-18 March 2019

Target Audience: High school students aged 14-18 years

FIRST Robotics Competition is a large-scale robotics competition, FIRST® Robotics brings together students and mentors to build robots that perform in a competitive but gracious environment against teams from across Australia.

Students will travel to Sydney to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition in March 2019. A cost of $1500 per student will be required to cover flights, accommodation and administration for this trip.

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National Science Week 2019 Get involved in National Science Week by attending one of the many events around the state
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National Science Week: 10-18 August 2019

Get involved in National Science Week by attending one of the many events around the state. Please follow this link to find out more about National Science Week 2019

BASF Kids' Labs | 26-30 August 2019 Primary students discover the world of chemistry
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BASF Kids’ Lab

Target Audience: Year 4, 5 and 6 students.

BASF Kids’ Lab provides year 4 to 6 students with the opportunity to discover the world of chemistry through simple, hands on experiments that highlights how chemistry plays a role in enriching our daily lives.

Please follow this link to register your interest to BASF Kids’ Lab 2019

Focus on Mining | Term 3 & 4 Registration is now open for Year 10 Girls Focus on Mining Tour 2019
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Year 10 Girls Focus on Mining Tour

Target Audience: Year 10 girls from WA schools

Five-day residential camps – one for Year 10 girls only

Registration is now open for Year 10 Girls Focus on Mining Tour 2019. Please follow this link to find out tour details and submit your application

Another Focus on Mining Tour for year 10, 11 and 12 students (mixed gender) will be held in term 4, 2019. For more information please contact:

FIRST Lego League | Term 4, 2019 Teams build, test and program an autonomous robot
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FIRST Lego League

Target Audience: Students aged 9-16 years

Teams of up to ten students design and build a Lego robot, and undertake a research project culminating in interschool and state competitions.

Regional and State finals planned for term 4.

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STEM School Incursions/Excursions | Term 4 [Find out more]

STEM School Incursions & Excursions

Target Audience: Year 4+

Inspire your class with a school visit from the STEM outreach team; hear from current STEM Curtin students, participate in a range on hands on activities or hear from a guest speaker about your preferred subject. Contact the STEM Outreach Team to discuss a school visit now.

For booking requests, please contact STEM Outreach via

The Conoco Philips Science Experience | 10-13 December 2019 Get a taste of science and engineering at university.
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The Conoco Philips Science Experience

Target Audience: Year 9 & 10 students.

Students in year 9 or 10 are encouraged to apply to be part of the eye-opening, engaging and hands on four-day day program that exposes you to the large variety of disciplines within the science and engineering fields.

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Astrofest | March 2020 Australia's largest star-gazing festival
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Astrofest @ Curtin

Target Audience: Year 7-10 students

Astrofest is a vibrant celebration of astronomy and Western Australian science, held at Curtin Stadium on campus in Bentley. With telescope observing throughout the evening, guest speakers, space domes, science shows, exhibitor stalls, hands on activities, astrophotography competition and giveaways for the whole family.

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Robo Academy Drop the kids off for a robotastic time

Kids love robots, and we love kids who love robots.

Held at Curtin University, Robo Academy explores the fun of using LEGO MINDSTORMS at three levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Each workshop runs for 2 days, 10am to 3pm. Recommended ages are 8-15 years old. Workshops are run by Curtin FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) mentors and students, and all money raised goes towards the Curtin FRC 2020 Season.

Next dates

  • 29 -30 June : Beginner $120 & Intermediate $150
  • 8-9 July : Beginner $120 & Intermediate $150
  • 11-12 July : Beginner $120, Intermediate $150 & Advanced $200

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