Schools and community engagement

Whether it’s to satisfy a general curiosity or nurture a more consolidated interest, the Faculty of Science has engagement opportunities for all ages.

We work with local communities to break down traditional barriers to learning about the Sciences through accessible, innovative events and activities.

Led by our world-class STEMM professionals, these events and activities are not to be missed.

Check out the 2020 calendar of events to see what’s coming up, or speak directly with a team member by emailing
2020 calendar of events View our calendar of all upcoming events

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

Community programs

University STEMM programs

Faculty supported programs

Did you know?

  • SuperNova hosted at the Newcastle Museum was created by Faculty of Science’s Emeritus Professor 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!
  • The Faculty’s engagement activities span the Earth, environmental, physical, mathematical, sports, statistical, marine, psychological, life, food nutrition, chemical, biological, biomedical and biotechnical sciences.
  • We work collaboratively with industry and the community to lead in the STEMM engagement space – and did so before STEMM was a known acronym.
  • Most of our engagement activities are free!
  • Our engagement activities include annual and pop-up events and activities – check the calendar.

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