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2024 Future Makers STEM Inventors Challenge | Western Downs

Friday 5 March - 8 June 2024


Western Downs


Expressions of interest for the 2024 Future Makers STEM Inventors Challenge are now open!

Taking place in Term 1 and 2, the STEM Inventors Challenge is open to Year 7 to 10 students from schools in the Western Downs region. Students will identify a challenge young people face in their local community and design a STEM-based solution. The challenge aims to empower students to recognise ways they can find solutions to challenges that directly impact them.

Students will work in teams to design their solution, participating in an official launch workshop and meeting virtually with challenge mentors throughout the process.

Entries will be judged by a panel of representatives from Queensland Museum, Shell's QGC businss and the local community. Winning entries will be on display during World Science Festival Queensland.

Challenge timeline

Week 0 (5 or 6 March)
Launch workshop
Chinchilla RSL, 61 Heeney St

Week 1 (11 - 15 March)

Week 2 (18 - 22 March)
Design and create

Week 3 (25 - 28 March)
Design and create

Week 4 (15 - 19 April)
Test and refine

Week 5 (22 - 26 April)

Week 7 (6 May)
Entry submissions

Week 8 (Week beginning 13 May)
Winners announced

End (6 - 8 June)
Celebration during World Science Festival Queensland

To register your students' interest, please complete the expression of interest form by clicking the 'Register' button at the top of the page. Only 1 ticket is required for each class.

Detailed challenge information will be released soon.

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