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Welcome to MIE Lab


STEM-based learning for students, teachers, parents, and community.

Experience the joy of solving real-world problems with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM).

Welcome to MindSET-do, where we believe that STEM learning should be accessible to everyone. Our mission is to develop student, teacher, parent, and community confidence, knowledge and skills to succeed in STEM and create more diverse and inclusive workplaces in these fields.  

Our research has found that early positive engagement in inquiry-based, hands-on STEM activities prior to high school, can instil positive self-beliefs in students’ ability and confidence in STEM. Our programs are designed to develop critical and creative thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and a growth mindset, all while fostering interest in and aspirations for STEM-related subjects and careers.


School-based career and technical education (CTE) sessions which develop students’ Computational Thinking Skills using technologies such as Scratch, Arduino and Micro Drones.


Our events brings together all things STEM in a range of exciting and engaging events hosted across Sunshine Coast and beyond. Events include various challenges and immersive experiences to get students (and adults) excited about STEM!


Community programs have been developed in consultation with regional communities to provide STEM inspiration to the broader community.

Access publications by the team here

Access career resources to help parents as they support and guide their children to consider STEM subject selection at school and STEM pathways in university here

MindSET-do is a widening participation program developed by the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) to increase participation in tertiary education in STEM fields.

It is partly funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment under the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program. In 2022/2023 the project is supporting the Crystallising STEM Careers project funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources under a National Careers Institute Partnership grant.

Connect with us

Ph: (07) 5459 4780

E: mindset-do@usc.edu.au

Natalie McMaster