Students in rural and remote communities can miss academic the speciality programs that are available to their city based peers. Wonder of Science brings the opportunities to them.
WOS is an educational program hosted by the University of Queensland (UQ). Years 5-9 students undertake exciting research and investigative projects at their schools. With the help of Young Science Ambassadors, students are encouraged to develop a curiosity and excitement for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industries.
Arrow has proudly partnered Wonder of Science (WOS) since 2014.
STEM conferences since 2014
Western Downs schools engaged
students inspired by STEM learning
Young Science Ambassadors have mentored students
Regional STEM events
Students from the Bowen and Surat basins are invited to participate in WOS regional STEM events. They are encouraged to develop critical and creative thinking skills as they are challenged to create a group response to a real-world problems or scenarios.
Guided by ‘Young Science Ambassadors’, students are supported throughout the program and assisted to develop a group presentation.
The ambassadors serve as student mentors, and are made up of a group of PhD researchers and subject matter experts who aim to inspire career pathways through STEM opportunities.
WOS Annual State Conference
Participating schools from across Queensland send one team per year level to a regional university-based student conference at UQ, where each representative team presents its research and critically analyse the projects of their peers in the hope of taking out top honours.