Meet the UniSC students who are inspiring STEM aspirations in our UniSC regions – taking their STEM knowledge into local schools and the local community.
Presenters of the MIE Lab project, made up of UniSC students, are teaching lessons and one off STEM activities to local primary and secondary students. Their goal is to promote STEM education and inspire the next generation of STEM professionals.
These UniSC students have dedicated their time this year to inspiring and preparing students for the future. With their expertise in STEM education, they are committed to helping students develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of STEM and the opportunities available to them.
MIE Lab introduces school students to the fundamentals of STEM, from robotics and computer programming to engineering and beyond. The program is designed to provide students with hands-on, interactive learning experiences to help them gain an understanding of key concepts in STEM and develop the skills necessary to succeed in the workforce.
This year MIE Lab engaged with over 110 schools from Moreton Bay to Fraser Coast and reached over 4500 students! It is little wonder that MIE Lab was awarded the VC Award for Excellence in Engagement earlier this year.
Inspiring Students and Future Teachers
The program not only inspires students but also benefits UniSC students who participate. “For me as a pre-service teacher being a part of MIE gives me a valuable experience in a classroom that I wouldn’t normally get” said Fraser Coast presenter Hayley.
MIE Lab is proud to be making a real difference in the lives of local students. The program is set to continue in the coming years and will hopefully inspire more students to pursue STEM-related careers.
Being a presenter in MIE Lab is open to all UniSC students who have a passion for widening STEM engagement in primary and high school.