As part of your registration, students are able to select two of the following 90-minute academic led sessions for the day. Students will complete one session in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Business (The Future of Jobs in the era of Artificial Intelligence)
Explore the impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation In this 90-minute business experience session. Discover how business can thrive in this new era, explore the application of AI in business and brainstorm new uses for AI technology with our USQ Business Academics.
Civil/Construction Management (Bridge Construction)
In this 90-minute sessions, students will construct a bridge with limited resources and time constraints. Students will learn fundamental principals of Civil Engineering and Construction Management.
Education (Becoming a Teacher)
You probably already have some idea about becoming a teacher because you are at school but – spoiler alert – there’s more to know! This session will help you to identify the personal attributes and core skills needed to become a great teacher.
Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering (Digital Logic Gates by Dominos)
In this session, students will implement the equivalent of digital logic gates with dominos, and build the same with electronic logic gates. This will provide an insight into the career options of Electronic and Computer System Engineering.
English Literature (What makes for good writing?)
What makes for good writing? In this session, participants find out by stepping into the role of a judge of the Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize along with a current member of the judging panel.
Film (Make your own Movie!)
Ever wonder what it takes to make your own movie? Dr Daryl Sparkes and his filmmaking team take you on a journey through all the adventures in filmmaking where you will get hands-on experience in making a short film.
Geographic Information Systems (Monitoring and mapping natural disasters by satellite)
Since satellite data started to explain the global environmental conditions in the 1970s, a revolutionary change has occurred in natural resource management and disaster monitoring. This session will teach the basics of satellite remote sensing, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and how to map disaster affected areas on Google Earth using two case studies. Students will engage with hands-on exercises to create a map about recent devastating floods in QLD/NSW using MODIS satellite data in the Google Earth environment. Also, a short case study about how satellite imagery and GIS can be used in the human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka.
In this session, students will have an opportunity to learn what it takes to be a journalist. Led by our USQ Journalism lecturer, Dr Caryn Coatney, you will have an opportunity to practice the skills of great journalism in this hands on session.
Mechanical Engineering (Simple machines - Gears)
In this session, students will identify and list parts of a toy gear box. Assemble the gears according to the instructions provided. Enclose gears into the plastic housing with the motor. Power the gear box and keep running and observe the motor speed. Practise the fundamentals of mechanical engineering.
Medical Sciences Laboratory (Diagnosing Baby Marie)
In this session, students will have a taste of what it is like to be a biomedical scientist and medical laboratory scientist. They will enjoy hands on activities in our science laboratories learning about the genetics and biology of heritable diseases of the blood system. They will examine normal and abnormal blood slides and perform molecular biology techniques to investigate the genetics of the disease.
Radio (Introduction to Radio and Podcasting)
In this session students will learn the difference between radio and podcasting, create a fun group podcast, and be inspired to become a podcaster or broadcaster!
Urban and Regional Planning (Natural Hazards in Your Backyard)
Take a virtual trip around your neighbourhood identifying and mitigating the impacts of natural hazards using the local planning scheme. In this session you will take on the role of the planner to use data and design techniques to protect life and property from natural disasters.