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.

The impact

Since the partnership commenced in 2014, Arrow and WOS have delivered:

  • 10 STEM Conferences
  • Connections to the program for 20 Western Downs schools
  • 3000 students inspired by the Wonder of Science

The projects

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.