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The Science Teachers' Association of Queensland is the professional association of teachers of science in Queensland. As a non-profit organisation we rely on funding from our membership, professional development conferences, and the generosity of sponsors in order to co-ordinate activities that support science education, teachers of science and students. Find out more about STAQ here.


STAQ Senior science conference tomorrow!

We are looking forward to meeting everyone tomorrow, who registered for the conference.

Registration opens at 8am and the first workshop is at 8.30am. The program will conclude at 3pm and will be followed by Happy Hour at the QUT Botanic Bar.

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Bush Blitz 2016 - Successful Applicants

Congratulations to Louise Hoey (St Stephen's School, Algester) and Bruce Mills (Rollingstone SS) for being successful in their applications to participate in Bush Blitz next year.

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Step into STEM Teaching Scholarships

The Step into STEM Teaching Scholarships supports experienced professionals and university graduates seeking to transition to a teaching career and high-achieving individuals to become Science, Mathematics and Industrial Technology and Design teachers in Queensland secondary state schools.

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AITSL's new resource on ways to engage with STEM

AITSL has developed a collection of illustrated examples of how primary and secondary schools around Australia are approaching the increased focus on student engagement in STEM. The illustrations explore learning pathways addressing needs of all students.

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Present at CONASTA 65 in Brisbane 2016

The Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) and the Science Teachers Association of Queensland (STAQ) are proud to be hosting CONASTA 65, the 65th Conference of the Australian Science Teachers’ Association. The conference will be held on 3-6 July 2016 at Somerville House, Brisbane QLD.

Submissions are now invited for workshops from teachers, researchers, science education specialists, policy makers, resource providers and school laboratory technicians.

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Queensland Science Contest Awards Ceremony

On Saturday, 31st October, winners in the Qld Science Contest and their family and teachers gathered at the University of Queensland for the Awards Ceremony. Dr Rob Bell, of Channel 10's Scope program, was the master of ceremonies and was accompanied by Kay Lembo (STAQ Vice-President) and Jackie Mergard (STAQ Treasurer) in handing out the awards. Representatives of the Australian Acousitical Society (Qld Division), Soil Science Australia and the Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers were also there to present bursaries and awards.

The winner of the University of Queensland Young Scientist of the Year was Matthew Trewlin from Marymount College for his project, "Gravity, the fourth dimension in space/time".


Delivery options for the Qld Science Contest

Do you have an entry for the Qld Science Contest that you need to drop off or email to us? Click here, to find out the details.


STAQ Annual General Meeting

Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting of the Science Teachers' Association of Queensland is scheduled for Tuesday 20 October at 5:30pm in Room 502, School of Education UQ, St Lucia 4072.

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The Spatial, Technology, Engineering, Architecture and Design Expo

STEADx is an expo hosted by the Queensland Spatial and Surveying Association. It will feature a series of punchy, fast paced 12 minute presentations by technology leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and those with great ideas!

There is a reduced rate of $19 per person for educators and students that can be accessed by entering the code ‘QSIC’ in the VIP voucher section at the end of the registration process.

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Wine EEI & Chemistry Professional Development in Brisbane

The Queensland College of Wine Tourism (QCWT) and the Gateway Schools Network for the Food, Wine & Tourism Industry Program are pleased to offer "Wine Sensory Analysis and Wine Faults" for teachers interested in Wine Chemistry and EEIs.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 – Wine Sensory Analysis and Wine Faults - Tullawong SHS (Caboolture)