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National Science Week Hackathon – QUT Faculty of Science

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  • QUT Gardens Point Campus
    2 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia

Join the challenge to develop a solution based on the National Science Week school theme, Innovation: Powering Future Industries.

The Faculty of Science is hosting a friendly competition for high school students in years 9 and 10. Attendees will work in small teams alongside QUT students and industry mentors to develop creative solutions to presented problems. 

During this one-day on-campus experience on Tuesday 15 August, students will be inspired, collaborate, learn from Industry and present a solution to a panel of judges. Everything needed will be provided on the day.

Why compete?

  • A team-based activity related to National Science Week
  • Collaboration with current QUT students
  • Meet and learn from industry mentors
  • Lightening talks from QUT academics
  • Problem-solving, sharing ideas, effective networking
  • Catering and great prizes are included. 

Key dates

  • 31 July: Expressions of interest close
  • 8 August: Information pack to schools
  • 15 August (8:30am to 5:00pm): Hackathon!

Challenge Questions

Challenges will be revealed soon, focusing on the essential aspects of Air, Earth and Water, linking sustainable lifestyles to the well-being of living beings and environments.

With multiple challenging topics to choose from you are sure to find a topic to meet your interests. Judging criteria are based on creativity, relevance, practicality, and execution of the solution.

Eligibility and Terms and Conditions 

Team registrations are to come from one person at the school, preferably a teacher.

To compete in QUT’s National Science Week Hackathon, students must:

  • be in Years 9 or 10 and enrolled in high school as a full-time student;
  • have permission from their teacher, school and guardian;
  • be in teams of three to four students in total, from the same school; and
  • be accompanied by an adult teacher/mentor to QUT on the day of the Hackathon.

Your school/team must cover all associated costs in getting to and from QUT.

Location Information

Information will be provided closer to the time in an information pack to registered schools.