Gabrielle to explore future careers at QUT STEM Summit Gabrielle to explore future careers at QUT STEM Summit

Year 12 student Gabrielle will soon experience STEM careers alongside researchers and industry experts, after being selected for QUT’s Future You STEM Summit.

The four-day event will be held at QUT’s Gardens Point Campus in the September school holidays. Students will focus on career opportunities and jobs of the future, including the technology jobs boom the 2032 Olympics is expected to bring to Brisbane and Queensland. 

QUT’s STEM High School Engagement program manager, Simone Long, said the Summit attracted high achievers who were smart, motivated and already had an interest in STEM. 

“It’s a fun week that gives senior school students a chance to mix with researchers and university students, and also hear from industry experts who visit QUT for the event to share their knowledge,” Ms Long said.

“The next decade will see Queensland transformed for the Olympic Games, with a wide cross-section of commercial sectors benefiting and the creation of new jobs across all sectors, none more so than the STEM industries.”

Gabrielle has been selected to participate in the STEM Tasters program, and will attend practical lectures and workshops in engineering, health and science.

The Year 12 student said the event would allow her to create connections with other STEM-keen students.

“Working with these peers and industry professionals to solve a complex problem in our taster sessions will allow me to gain further experience in the world of STEM,” she said.

“I am also looking forward to being on campus at QUT Gardens Point, experiencing university life first-hand.”

Gabrielle said her favourite subjects at school were Biology, Chemistry, Specialist Mathematics and Mathematical Methods.

"I enjoy these subjects not only because of my teachers and classes, but because the content challenges me and allowed me to affirm my decision to apply for the STEM Summit."

Gabrielle is interested in studying biomedical science or a similar STEM course at university after completing Year 12.