The University of Newcastle, Australia

Schools and community engagement

The Faculty of Science’s community engagement is your chance to be inspired – and inspire others!

These activities and events break down traditional barriers to learning, and help school students, teachers and the broader community understand how science benefits our society.

By engaging with our world-class STEM professionals, we aim to make your pursuit in the sciences more accessible, achievable, enriching and enjoyable.

Whether it’s to satisfy a general curiosity or nurture a more consolidated interest, our program provides a mix of interactive, informative and even competitive engagement opportunities across hundreds of activities and events.

Engage with UON Faculty of Science’s world-class supportive STEM professionals and engagement activities for all ages to be inspired … and inspire others.

These activities and events are designed to break down traditional barriers to learning, and help school students, teachers and the broader community understand how science benefits our society and how a pursuit in the sciences is perhaps more accessible, achievable, enriching and enjoyable than you may realise.

Whether it’s to satisfy a general curiosity or nurture or inspire a more consolidated interest, UON’s Faculty of Science provides a valuable mix of interactive, informative and even competitive engagement opportunities across a myriad of annual activities and events

Associate Professor Peter Howley, Science and Technology Australia STEM Ambassador

Latest News

Woo vs Spencer Endgame

Woo vs Spencer Endgame

Almost 2000 students from 30 primary and secondary schools witnessed two of Australia's best mathematics communicators go head-to-head

2019 Science in Practice Day

2019 Science in Practice Day

The 2019 Science in Practice day was held on the 17th August and was a wonderful way to acknowledge and celebrate science week. See here for NBNs coverage of the day

Open Day

Open Day

Open Day was held on the 31st of August. Missed it? Take your virtual open day tour here!

Upcoming Events

10
Nov

SSA National Schools Poster Competition

The 2019 Poster Competition is now open — Entries close 10 November. Visit Site for more info.

27
Nov

Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival 2019

The Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival 'EVFest' is all about thinking of sustainable transport in fun and innovative ways that support the development of electric vehicle industries in the region.

2019 Calendar of events View our calendar of all upcoming events

Community programs

University STEMM Programs

Faculty Supported Programs

Did you know?

  • SuperNova hosted at the Newcastle Museum was created by UON Faculty of Science’s Emeritus Prof Tim Roberts.
  • Our FSCI engagement activities have won National and International Awards.
  • Our engagement activities map to and support state and national curricula outcomes.
  • We deliver over 300 days of events nationally, and over 200 locally, each year!
  • FSCI’s engagement activities span the Earth, Environmental, Physical, Mathematical, Sports, Statistical, Marine, Psychological, Life, Food Nutrition, Chemical, Biological, Biomedical and Biotechnical Sciences.
  • FSCI works collaboratively with industry and the community to lead in the STEM engagement space – and did so before STEM was a known acronym.
  • Most of FSCI’s engagement activities are free!
  • FSCI’s engagement activities include annual and pop-up events and activities – check the Calendar.