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Community Outreach

The Faculty of Science has a proud tradition of working with the local community. The Faculty runs a number of programs, and hosts a number of events each year which aim to teach our emerging leaders about the importance of science, as well as give the community an opportunity to engage with our researchers and world class technology and facilities.

STEM Awards and Opportunities

Key internal and external STEM-related awards and opportunities are listed here.

Year 11 Excellence Awards

The Faculty of Science at the University of Newcastle is keen to encourage academic excellence in high school students. The Faculty provides an Excellence Award that recognises outstanding achievement by Year 11 students.

'Science in Practice - Developing our World'

To celebrate National Science week, The Faculty of Science held their 'Science in Practice - Developing our World' Festival on 18 August 2018. Over 400 people participated in fun and interactive activities for the whole family.



This unique program designed for HSC biology, chemistry or physics students aims to improve their skills and knowledge using a hands-on approach for selected difficult experiments and concepts.

Science and Engineering Challenge

Science and Engineering Challenge

The Science and Engineering Challenge is a national outreach program designed to inspire students to study science and engineering.

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SMART (Science, Maths and Real Technology)

The Science, Maths and Real Technology (SMART) outreach program offers live, interactive, demonstration based science shows to schools through the Faculty of Science.

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Young Mathematicians Program

The Young Mathematicians Program is a series of outreach activities that provide a supportive and non-threatening environment in which high school students can pursue their interest in mathematics.

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National Schools Poster Competition

The National Schools Poster Competition is a fun, project-based learning activity which encourages secondary students to develop, implement and creatively report upon a topic of interest to them... for great prizes!