Agriculture and Environment - Moisture monitoring mastery
Water is the most limiting factor for many of our cropping systems in Australia. The two big questions are: “How much can my soil hold” and “How much water should I apply”. Soil moisture sensors are one way in which farmers can keep track of the soil water balance and decide when their crop needs to be irrigated. In this activity we will get our hands dirty learning about the soil properties and use a soil moisture probe to measure the soil moisture.
Agriculture and Environment - Aroma Bingo
How good is your sense of smell and what role does it play in our enjoyment of food and the design of new products? Can you identify common aromas found in food and beverages. This hands-on activity will explore the some of the valuable skills for a career in food science.
Aviation - The future of aviation
Discover Aviation at USQ through our discover Aviation activity. In this activity, students will create a paper plane using the fundamentals concepts taught in aviation.
This 45 minute session will give you an hands-on look at Aviation led by our own UniSQ students.
Business and Management - Reimagining your tuckshop
Turn your school tuckshop into a sustainable, nutritious and socially responsible business, in this interactive workshop. You will learn the business principles and skills needed to transform your tuckshop including developing a business strategy and plan to take to your Principal with recommendations. This session will give you an hands-on look at business led by our own UniSQ students.
Business and Management - Buy your first car by 18!
Imagine being able to purchase your own car before you turn 18. In this hands-on session you will explore the finance skills needed so you can can save enough money to purchase your first car soon after you achieve your licence. You will learn how to create a budget, how interest can move you faster toward your goal, risk management and the basics of financial literacy.
Engineering - Bridge Construction
Discover Civil Engineering at USQ through our Bridge/tower Construction activity. This 45-minute session will see students construct a bridge/tower with limited resources and time constraints and give you a hands-on look at Civil Engineering led by our own UniSQ students.
Engineering - Pressure Proof structures
You have 30 bricks and must build the strongest structure you can. It must be a minimum height of eight centimetres. Then you get to see how strong it is in the compression strength machine. Teams receive extra points for aesthetics, height, strength and the number of bricks used.
Engineering - Let's build a LEGO race car
Who doesn’t like LEGO? In this activity we will investigate some mechanical engineering principles using LEGO. We will build a gearbox that will be attached to a motor. You then need to build a LEGO car to support the motor. At the end, we will have teams race against each other over a short and long distance to crown a winner!
Engineering - Training a computer vision model
How do you train a computer? What skills and software do you need and why would you need a computer to learn? Please note: this activity will involve taking photos of students hands and all photos will be deleted at the end of the activity.
Media and Communication - Lights, camera, action
A film set looks glamourous and exciting but what does a career in the film industry actually look like? Get behind the scenes and operate a camera, record audio and direct and direct yourselves in scenes on a film set. You will also have the chance to talk to a current film student their experience as a UniSQ student and future industry professional.
Media and Communication - 3D and 2D digital design
Explore the career of a game designer and create your own game assets using 2D and 3D software. Discover what skills are required, how you can turn your passion into your career and the future of the gamiing industry.
Media and Communication - Small screen, big impact
Get a behind the scenes view of the television industry, explore UniSQ’s state-of-the-art TV studio and hear about the wide range of career opportunities available thanks to all the streaming services. UniSQ television students will share their experiences as current students and many are already working in the industry.
Media and Communication - On the radio
What does a career in the radio industry look like? What jobs are available? How do I break into the industry? Get the answers to these questions and more and explore UniSQ’s radio recording studio. UniSQ radio students will share their experiences as current students and many are already working in the industry.
Media and Communication - Be a journalist
Explore the skills needed for a successful career in journalism. In this session you will write on opinion piece around issues that are important to you as a young person. In this hands-on session, our UniSQ students will also share their experiences as a current student and future professional.
Nursing and Allied Health - Discover Nursing
Explore some of the skills necessary for a career in nursing and find out more about the jobs available in the health industry. In this hands-on session, our UniSQ Nursing Student Ambassadors will also share their experiences as current students and future health professionals.
Nursing and Allied Health - Discover Paramedicine
Discover Paramedicine at UniSQ through our first aid in the first five minutes activity. This hands-on session will explore some of the skills required by Paramedics in the field. Led by UniSQ Paramedicine students who will share their experiences as students and future Paramedics
Nursing and Allied Health - Sport and Exercise Science
Explore a career as a sport and exercise scientist. Discover how to measure aspects of human performance using scientifically sound methods and discover how this information is used to improve sporting performance. Led by UniSQ Sport and Exercise students, they will share their experiences as current students and future industry professionals.
Psychology and Human Services - The foundations of psychology
Explore some of the elements of the foundation of psychology including the role of smell in our enjoyment (or otherwise) of food and test to principles of classical conditioning. This hands on session will be conducted by UniSQ psychology students who will share their experiences as current students and future industry professionals.
Sciences - Up close and personal with the sun. Astronomy by day.
Often astronomers spend so much time looking at the stars they overlook our closest star – the Sun. Observing the Sun's burning face safely through specially designed telescopes, is a fascinating experience — whether it is to see sunspot groups or to watch the powerful ejection of plasma from the Sun's surface. Join our expert astronomer for a unique daytime viewing of the Sun.
Surveying and Built Environment - Construction of paper tower
How creative and innovative can you be with coloured paper, straws and glue to create a stable structure that also looks good. Which group will be declared the winner?
Surveying and Built Environment - Show your construction skills
Test your constructions skills against the rest of the group. Who can operate the excavator, load and dump the material in the designated area. It's not as easy as you think!