Essential partnerships: QGC

Advancing next generation of education

Young Queensland minds are being inspired to aim high in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) through an innovative partnership between natural gas producer QGC and the Queensland Museum Network.

The partnership responds directly to national evidence showing the rate of Australian school students participating in STEM subjects has significantly declined. Skills in these subjects underpin scientific and technological advances which boost productivity, create more and better jobs and grow the economy.

The long-term innovative partnership aims to create a whole-of-life approach to STEM education that involves direct programs in schools from Prep to Year 12, teacher professional development, a rigorous academic research program and community engagement initiatives.

The STEM learning experience is enriched by making available the Queensland Museum’s vast range of resources and artefacts and by QGC providing direct access to industry professionals who offer real life examples of how a passion for science and technology can develop into exciting and rewarding careers.

Through the partnership of two scientifically-focused organisations, the Queensland Museum and QGC are committed to building a highly capable workforce to inspire future innovation and industrial development, along with leaving a legacy of future knowledge in Queensland.

Hadron Collider Exhibition

In 2016 this partnership brought to Brisbane, Collider: step inside the world’s greatest experiment, the renowned Hadron Collider exhibition from the Science Museum, London, celebrating the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator.

The award winning exhibition recreates the largest scientific experiment ever constructed.  Buried deep under the border between Switzerland and France, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is the work of 10,000 men and women from across the globe, united in their quest to uncover the fundamental building blocks of our universe.

It was at the Hadron Collider in Cern, Switzerland in 2012 that the Higgs boson, or God particle, was discovered, capturing the public’s imagination like few other scientific endeavours of the past 50 years.

Hadron Collider featured at the Queensland Museum from December 2016 until April 2017.