Our events

Science and Engineering Challenge 2022 – Sunshine Coast

March 22nd, 23rd & 24th

EOI Opens in November 2021

Science and Engineering Challenge 2022 – Fraser Coast

May 16th

Details released December 2021

Biology Workshops

Terms 3 and 4

Contact us if you would like to visit a USC campus for a Biology Immersion day!

Maths Explains Our World (MEOW) program at USC

November 2021

Year 8 students are invited to USC’s MEOW Program.

The focus of the program is to engage students into a series of hands-on and interactive afternoon workshops focusing on how maths explains our world (MEOW).

Innovative sessions will be delivered by different USC academics from a variety of disciplines such as epidemiology, biomechanics, geography, engineering etc.

Students will have the opportunity to learn new skills and enhance their ability to solve problems.

This year resources will be available to download from the MIE Events page from October 30th

During November we will be offering a series of Maths Explains Our World Seminars/Webinars

Past events

National Science Week 2021

This activity was designed to celebrate this year’s National Science Week theme – “Food: Different by design”.

Over the course of 4 x 40-minute long lessons students will be introduced to this year’s theme, learn about the importance of maths modelling to solve real world problems and tackle a scenario around food consumption in Australia.

Maths Modelling Challenge 2021

Term 3, Week 3: Hosted online

Celebrating mathematics and the spirit of competition, this event aims to help high school students develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers.

This year the challenge will be expanding to include year’s 7 – 12 with entries welcome from all teams across year levels. There are no minimum team requirements per school entry. Enter a class in all year levels or just one, whatever works for you!

One winner from each year level will receive an awesome MIE Lab Pack! Announced during National Science Week 2021.

STEM Connect Day – Athena Program

MIE Events hosted 30 young girls from Sunshine Beach State High School and Noosaville for an exciting day at USC Sunshine Coast Campus. The day included sessions about Brain Development, Design and Science Communication with each of the girls creating their very own Infographic based upon a research article they selected

Dream Big – Engineers Australia

During this event MIE Events volunteers ran three exciting STEM activities including Lego WeDo, Osmo, Arduino coding and to top the evening off – Balloon powered car races! MIE Events and Engineers Australia look forward to hosting more events together in the future.

Science and Engineering Challenge

16 – 18 March 2021

Hosted at USC Stadium with the support of USC Students and Academics, this epic three-day event included students from across Sunshine Coast the region.

Each day they competed in a range of exciting Science and Engineering themed challenges with the Bridge testing Grand Finale!

Overall winners:

  • Day One: Pacific Lutheran College
  • Day Two: Matthew Flinders Anglican College
  • Day Three: Chancellor State College

The top scoring school from the three-day event will receive an invitation to compete at the National Science and Engineering Challenge later in 2021.