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On Saturday 21 August 2021, St Patrick's College Townsville will present the fifth annual #STEMLIKEAPATSGIRL Conference  - the only event of its kind in North Queensland. It is a day devoted to empowering and engaging girls aged 10 - 15 in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 

The event is open to all girls from North Queensland and Far North Queensland aged 10 to 15 who have an interest in STEM. Entry is free, with morning tea and lunch provided.

In 2021 the College will once again partner with leaders in Engineering, Mathematics, Science, including Marine Science and Sustainability, to deliver a jam-packed experience with hands-on activities and explosive workshops.


In 2021, #STEMLIKEAPATSGIRL is offering 11 different workshops to choose from! Read though the workshop notes to decide your preference.

  • Participants will select an order for preference for ALL workshops using letters A – K (for example: J, B, K, A, D, E, H, C, I, F, G)
  • On the day, participants will attend TWO workshops. We will endeavour to match preferences where possible.
  • Detailed information on all of our workshops are in the document bundle below. 


Workshop A: Engineering for Humanitarianism 

Workshop B: Counter-explosive Hazards

Workshop C: The Secret Life of Turtles and Sharks

Workshop D: Forensic Anatomy 

Workshop E: Behind the Scenes of Healthcare - What is Pathology? 

Workshop F: Reef Recovery and Restoration 

Workshop G: Junk Pile Engineers 

Workshop H: Using Maths at the Scene of the Crime

Workshop I: It's a Disaster! Dealing with the aftermath of a Severe Weather System

Workshop J: Detecting the Unseen: Black Holes and Dark Matter

Workshop K: Crime Scene Investigation 

(Information on all of our workshops can be found in the document pdf below)


Registrations for the #STEMLIKEAPATSGIRL 2021 will open on Saturday, 19 June at 9.00am.

  1. Go to:
  3. Complete your registration through Eventbrite. As soon as you click “Show Tickets” an email with your tickets will be sent to your nominated email address.


#STEMLIKEAPATSGIRL is incredibly grateful to the following businesses for their ongoing support of this STEM initiative.

Mater Hospital : Higgins Coatings : Hutchinson Builders : Waltlec Electrical 

Keir Steele Waldon Lawyers : The Marketing Factory

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Acknowledgement of Country: We give thanks and respectfully acknowledge the Gurrumbilbarra Wulgurukaba people, the Traditional Custodians of this beautiful country whose land our College shares. We recognise their ongoing deep spiritual connection to this Country, and the care they gave for thousands of years. We also acknowledge the Bindal people as the neighbouring Custodians of their Country. We pay our respects the Elders, past, present and emerging and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples here today.