STEM Leaders

Drive the change of tomorrow

The Chicken and Egg Dilemma

Whether you are looking for hands-on experience, passionate about learning or simply wanting to reach your utmost potential, the STEM Leaders Program is the perfect opportunity to take a step out of your comfort zone and develop beyond your expectations.



Program Structure

The STEM Leaders Program runs over three weeks and is designed to take you out of your comfort zone, providing you with a platform to develop yourself both personally and professionally.

Collaborating with our partners in the STEM industry, we provide participants with challenging and relevant projects which cater for each student’s passion. This is an invaluable opportunity to test yourself, express your creative problem solving abilities and gain real experience working on real industry projects.

Meet representatives from our partner companies from the STEM industry who will provide you with highly technical projects. These projects will give you a taste of what it is like to work at that company while giving you the chance to develop your technical skills and knowledge.


A multitude of workshops are included within the STEM Leaders Program which have been handcrafted in collaboration with influential guest speakers. These workshops have been designed to up-skill you with industry demanded traits including Emotional Intelligence, Career Goals, Presentation Skills and much more.

The keystone feature of the SLP is the highly technical projects provided by our partner companies from the STEM industry. These projects will give you a taste of what it is like to work at that company while giving you the chance to develop your technical skills and knowledge.

Upon completing the industry project, they will present their final product to their company’s judging panel at a boardroom pitch. This gives them the valuable experience of pitching to real industry members, making them more familiar and comfortable in professional environments. The panel will also give feedback to the students, helping develop their pitching skills.

Expo night provides a platform for students to present their product their product a wider audience consisting of both peers and industry members. This provides a great opportunity for students to work on their communication skills, both by ‘selling’ their product and networking with others. With catering and plenty of time to socialise, this night brings the program full circle with the completion and presentation of the industry projects.

Past Projects

Keys and cards used to enter our homes often bring us moments of panic (when they are lost), or moments of frustration (when trying to search for our key with hands full of groceries). For many of us, this small inconvenience occurs many more times a day than we’d like. In this project, students were tasked with innovating a smart home unlocking system driven with facial recognition technology, to eradicate the discomforts that arise with the usage of keys and cards.

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) is vital for any commercial building and a large consideration in the design of any new building. HVAC systems account for approximately 40% of total energy consumption of any typical building. Having efficiently designed HVAC systems can significantly reduce the energy consumption of building and can have a compounding effect if this is applied across all buildings. Students were tasked to conduct heat load analysis for a new office building and select the appropriate air conditioning systems.

The Western Sydney Airport will provide Sydney’s western suburbs with greater connection to the rest of the world. After opening of Stage 1, it will cater for up to 10 million passengers per year as well as providing infrastructure to handle up to 220 tonnes of freight per year. The opening of the airport will provide a suite of opportunities to the area but will inevitably create challenges that have not yet been identified. Students were tasked to provide a detailed, realistic solution that is best solved with an upgrade to existing infrastructure or the delivery of new infrastructure.