STEM Adventures

Family Edition

Curious about new and emerging technologies? Ever wanted to fly a drone, use a 3D printer, code a robot or compete in an epic Mario Kart Battle?

Saturday, 18 May 2024

Veritas Centre, St Mary's College

Workshops will run across three sessions throughout the day.

  • Session 1 - workshops run from 1.00pm
  • Session 2 - workshops run from 2.00pm
  • Session 3 - workshops run from 3.00pm

We welcome you to book into one or more of these free, educational and fun workshops.

The Inaugural St Mary’s College STEM Community Day will bring you on an exciting, innovative and future-thinking adventure. The whole family is invited to this opportunity for you to learn alongside your child. Join us for fun, adventure, and learning. 

  • Book into a hands-on learning workshop
  • Interact with experts at the featured exhibits in our STEM Innovation Space. 
  • Speak with Universities and Business Partners guests to better understand STEM pathways and careers. 

BBQ and Coffee Cart available.
The STEm Day is a FREE public event; all are welcome.

Featured Exhibitions in our STEM Innovation Space:

Civil Train

Whether you enjoy working outdoors operating state-of-the-art equipment, planning and designing infrastructure projects, or jobs where caring for the environment is important, then the civil construction industry has a career path and job options to take you there. It doesn’t matter where you begin, you can always advance your career in this industry.

Presented by Civil Contractors Federation SA (CCFSA)


Technology Lifecycle Management with Compnow
Manage your technology from simplified purchases, replacements and deployments with digital asset tagging and buffer stock through to environmentally friendly e-waste and data destruction all provided by Compnow.

Compnow’s Commitment to Sustainability
We all have a responsibility to protect our planet. Together with our customers, suppliers and communities, we are committed to making a change and creating a sustainable future. We have embedded sustainable and ethical practices into our work practices where possible, being accountable for our actions while driving improvements.

Our key focus is the recovery and remarketing of customer End Of Life (EOL) IT assets - providing minimal environmental impact, getting items back into the community and out of landfill.

Presented by Compnow

DEGSA (Defence Engineering Grads)

DEGSA is an organisation founded by graduate engineers in the defence industry in South Australia to encourage more engaging activities and opportunities for its members.

DEGSA's Inpsire pillar is focused on bringing hands on, practical, engineering activities to high school students around our state to show them what real engineering is and give them the opportunity to interact with as many graduate engineers as possible.  Come along to meet our young engineers working in the defence industry, ready to talk to students about their experiences and answer any questions they might have.

Presented by DEGSA LTD.

Decoding AI: Friend or Foe?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere - from your child's homework helper to your favourite movie recommendations. But is it a force for good, or something to worry about?

Join us for a conversation where we'll help you unpack the world of AI in plain English and explore the real impacts of AI on our lives (and your child's future!)

Presented by Lument Pty Ltd

Discover Chemical Engineering

Who helps produce the items and resources we use every day? The answer is chemical engineers. Come along to discover how you can help solve global challenges and change the world as a chemical engineer.

Presented by University of Adelaide & The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus)

Flinders Automotive Solar Team (FAST)

The Flinders Automotive Solar Car (FAST) solar car, Investigator IV, participated in and completed the 2023 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The car is a student project and it was student team who drove the car from Darwin to Adelaide, a 3,000km journey, in 6 days.

Presented by Flinders University

Flinders University

Visit the Flinders University stall to gain advice on pathways to a dream career and test your problem solving skills through a series codebreaking challenges!

Presented by Flinders University

Girls in STEM

Meet women working in tech, cyber and STEM and learn about the diverse and interesting career options available in STEM.

Presented by HerTechPath Limited

Makerspace Adelaide

Makerspace Adelaide is a volunteer-run community-making space where people of all ages and backgrounds. We invite you to come and have a chat about all the ways we help support people to learn, create, and innovate using our tools and expertise. 

We will be showing off a variety of things that have been made in the space, from digitally fabricated items using our laser cutters and 3D printers to more traditional crafted items using our textile, woodworking, or metalworking spaces.

Presented by Makerspace Adelaide

Maths and Paper Plane Competition

Paper Plane Competition
Make a paper plane operating within the International Rules for paper plane long distance throwing. We have instructions for the world record design. Use an A4 sheet of paper and a limited amount of sticky tape, then launch your plane in the gym towards the end of the day.

Maths and STEM
Make Silver Rhombic Dodecahedra. Take origami to the next level with tessellation. When combined these shapes will make an impressive design.

Presented by St Marys College

QinetiQ Australia

QinetiQ are committed to discovering and supporting the next generation of scientists, engineers and technicians. Whether your passion is for test and evaluation, submarines, aviation or one of many other fascinating STEM fields, there is a fortune of opportunity at QinetiQ.

Presented by QinetiQ Australia

Robinson Aerospace Systems

Robinson Aerospace is on a mission to inspire students to pursue careers in space and STEM. Visit their booth for the opportunity to learn about satellites, their upcoming launch to space and build a replica satellite!

Presented by Robinson Aerospace Systems

University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide representatives will be available to engage in insightful discussions about STEM opportunities available to students, ranging from hands-on laboratory experiences to industry internships. Gain valuable insights into our state-of-the-art facilities, collaborative partnerships with leading companies, and the transformative impact of a STEM education on future career prospects.

Presented by University of Adelaide


UniSA is a place for unstoppable people. We’re a globally connected and engaged university, preparing tomorrow’s professionals through practical and innovative teaching and learning. In fact, we’re number one in South Australia for graduate careers and student satisfaction (QILT Indicators). We’re also ranked number one in Australia for graduate employability (QILT). We collaborate with more than 2,500 companies worldwide to bring our students placement, project, research and work opportunities so that they graduate with the ultimate competitive edge. We’re Australia’s University of Enterprise.

Presented by University of South Australia

We acknowledge that we live, learn and work on the traditional land of the Kaurna people.

We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land.

We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.


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