Students experience Engineering careers firsthand at UQ Students experience Engineering careers firsthand at UQ

Design Thinking 101, Imagining Futures and Rocket Building…

These were just a few of the workshops a group of Year 10 St Rita’s College students experienced at the University of Queensland’s (UQ) Explore Engineering Day in Term 2.

UQ Women in Engineering hosted 146 students from 17 secondary schools across Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast for a day of activities, interactive presentations and tours.

Year 10 student Avni said she thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to experience the diverse opportunities available within the field of Engineering.

“I was pushed outside my comfort zone to collaborate with students from other schools who I had never met, breaking problems into steps to find solutions and challenging my creativity to find a way for animals to listen to music! It was very fun,” Avni said. 

Year 10 student Amara said it was inspiring to hear about the experiences of women in the male-dominated Engineering industry.

“My favourite session was Imagining Futures, where we explored possible solutions to future situations and designed devices with unique functions,” Amara said.

“This session allowed me to better think about my future career and where I want my life to go.”

“It was really interesting to experience all the different aspects of Engineering at UQ and to be exposed to a number of workshops focused on so many different things,” fellow Year 10 student, Charlotte, said.

“It was also great to see the Campus and meet the amazing women who led the sessions."