HIGH SCHOOL EVENTS

Signature EVENT FORMAT

YOUR STUDENTS WILL

  • Find out what engineering is and what engineers do, and learn about different career pathways
  • Meet energetic and inspiring student and professional engineers
  • Experience local engineering projects through site tours
  • Learn about the variety of engineering disciplines
  • Learn how engineering can change the world!

Events run over the length of a school day and are typically structured as follows:

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INSPIRING PRESENTATIONS FROM KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

All speakers are industry professionals who share our passion for an innovative and sustainable engineering future.

HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS

A variety of diverse and engaging workshops demonstrate a general engineering process of problem definition, idea generation, and implementation. These activities range from building structural towers to designing a sanitary water supply, and teach key messages such as the importance of teamwork, and can even relate to global issues.

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NETWORKING LUNCH

Students are provided with morning tea and lunch. Speakers and event organisers will encourage discussions with the students. This is a great time to ask questions one-on-one with your favourite engineer.

REAL-WORLD SITE TOURS OR INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Local construction or operation sites are explored. On-site engineers provide details of their duties and various operational equipment processes are explained.

In the case where a site tour is not available, the site comes to the classroom! Students are split into different engineering discipline teams, where roles and responsibilities are explored and finally – the students put their “hard hats” on, and help solve a real-life problem scenario.

SURVEYS

We want to know your thoughts! Students are invited to provide feedback so we can keep making the power of engineering more powerful, and provide insights into the impact we've had on their perceptions of engineering.

EVENT LOCATIONS

Power of Engineering is a national organisation that holds events all over Australia! Metropolitan events are hosted by universities and students from nearby schools are invited to attend. Regional events are held within a host school, offering an exciting and engaging opportunity to uniquely design an event for the location, and directly relate the engineering topics to local industries.

How to take part in an event

    Find an event in your area

    Check our current event list here to see if we there is an open invite event planned in your region and sign up your students, or request an event if there is not currently an event planned in your location.

    Invite us to your school

    Want to inspire your students about engineering? Bring one of our signature one day high school events to your school where we will run a tailored event for your students. 

    Click here to email us for more information.