QASMT is committed to developing STEM enrichment opportunities through external partnerships and within the school. Our partnerships with The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University are key to the development of our STEM program. Enrichment opportunities are specifically developed trans-disciplinary programs, which give students the opportunities to explore, in much greater depth, concepts in science that have captured their interest. The main purpose of these programs is to provide students with higher learning opportunities as well as insight into the way the STEM disciplines are applied in the real world.
3D PRINTING IN MEDICINE
QASMT, is currently piloting a research-based enrichment program for Year 11 students with Professor Dietmar Hutmacher, Chair of Regenerative Medicine at the QUT Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI). This is an exciting program where QASMT students are joined by students from the Queensland Academies Creative Industries campus (QACI) to carry out innovative research at QUT under the supervision of the IHBI team in areas such as 3D printing, computer modelling, chemical polymers and biomechanics.
INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE SCHOOLS NETWORK
The ISSN has been created by the Schools that have been involved in organising, leading and promoting the renowned ISSF (International Schools Science Fair) since 2005. As a full member school of this network, our students and staff engage with an understanding of the significant global issues in science to meet significant social challenges from the perspective of global scientific collaboration. The organisation builds a global community of young scientists empowered to use their scientific knowledge and understanding in a purposeful and ethical manner and prepares young people to be the future science leaders of our world. Our students have the opportunity to attend a number of ISSN school science fairs each year.
Many other enrichment activities are offered at QASMT. These opportunities currently include:
- CSIRO Crest Awards
- Astronomy Club
- Science & Engineering Challenge
- FIRST Robotics competitions
- Science Industry Preparation (SIP) Program – Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
- National Youth Science Forum
- Competitions such as ICAS, Maths Challenge and the Chemistry Quiz.
Details of many of our enrichment opportunities can be found on our website news page at https://qasmt.eq.edu.au/calendar-and-news/news