ANU STEM school outreach

Schools enrichment and outreach

We are offering exciting STEM Box which are full of activities prepared by ANU academics in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Health & Medicine.

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We are excited to offer STEM Boxes International to students around the world, which contain activities prepared by ANU academics in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Health & Medicine.

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School outreach programs

Biology at ANU: Practical Classes

The Research School of Biology at ANU offers an array of practical laboratory classes on campus.

Work Experience at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics

The Mount Stromlo Observatory offers a limited number of work experience places to year 10, 11 and 12 students each…

Spiders, Evolution or Things that Live in Rotting Logs

Professor David Rowell undertakes research work on population genetics as well as chromosomal evolution and social…

Planetary Geochemistry

Dr Penny King has worked with NASA to conduct research utilising the ‘Curiosity’ rover on Mars. Her research examines…

Physics with Prof John Close

Prof Close has many areas of expertise, including: plant physiology; atomic and molecular physics; etc.

Physics at ANU: Radioactivity, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Nuclear Medicine

The electrostatic accelerator at ANU is ten stories high, operates at up to 15 million volts, and is used to initiate…

Physics at ANU: Optics and Photonics

The photonics and optics program involves a number of experimental activities.

Physics at ANU: Energy Matters

This is an opportunity to get out of the laboratory and study the impact of Physics on our everyday lives.

Physics at ANU: Einstein and Relativity

This program involves the use of simulations using Real Time Relativity to model and observe the effects of travelling…

Photosynthesis, the most important biological process on earth

Professor John Evans has been researching photosynthesis for more than 30 years. His outstanding contribution to…

Parasites - What's Eating You

Associate Professor Alex Maier is passionate about his research on molecular parasitology, in which he investigates red…

Meet a mathematician at ANU

Curious to know what mathematicians do? Or how they decided to become one?

Lively and Energetic Science Shows with the Science Circus

The Questacon Science Circus visits local schools to present lively and energetic science shows using everyday…

How many species are there on earth? Talk by Marcel Cardillo.

Dr Chris Fulton works across aquatic ecosystems, from coral reefs, to kelp forests and freshwater streams. Chris tries…

Geometric topology

Dr Joan Licata explains geometric topology, which is a branch of math which allows objects to stretch and bend, but not…

From single cell to human body

Dr Maja Adamska is living her childhood dream, studying sponges to gain insight into questions like ‘How does a complex…

Evening School Visit to Mount Stromlo Observatory

Mt Stromlo Observatory offers evening school/educational group visits. A typical evening visit starts with a welcome by…

Earth Climate Science

Dr Nerile Abram’s research goals are to build knowledge on how the Earth’s climate has behaved in the past, and how its…

Discover the Universe with our astronomers and astrophysicists

Astronomers from Mt Stromlo Observatory are available to provide talks on their current research and the science that…

Daytime School Visit to Mount Stromlo Observatory

A typical daytime visit takes students on a tour around the site showing them both the research buildings and telescope…

Chemistry of Medicines

Dr Colin Jackson’s research interests lie at the interface between biology, chemistry and physics and are directed…

Biology at ANU: Practical Classes

The Research School of Biology at ANU offers an array of practical laboratory classes on campus. We explore genetic…

Chemistry at ANU: Immersive Practical Classes

We offer an array of practical laboratory classes at our state-of-the-art facilities on campus.

Alpine Ecology in a changing climate

Professor Adrienne Nicotra studies plant ecology and evolutionary biology, and has a soft spot for alpine plants.