Motorsport car simulators, remote control robots and simulated volcano eruptions? What’s not to love about what our College of Science and Engineering will have on offer at Open Day.

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11am - 3pmScience and Engineering Marquee
Come and talk to our friendly staff about a career in Science or Engineering. Have all your questions answered here, then join in on the fun interactive displays.
Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmMicro-Bits
Build a simple but amazing electronic apparatus using Micro-Bit boards.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pm3D Printing
Build your design using a 3D printing pen.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmView the World in Different Ways with Drones and UAVs
View the world in different ways with drones and UAVs. See the various ways we use them to survey our environments! Come see our drones and underwater autonomous vehicles (UAVs) that are used to map areas, monitor vegetation, and track species such as dugongs and birds.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmUsing Kites For Mapping
Learn how kites can be used to capture very high resolution aerial imagery to create habitat maps and 3D terrain models. Why not have a go at flying one yourself?
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmTechnology Improves How We Sense Our Environment
Smaller, more intelligent gadgets allow us to record what is happening in our environments. See the latest in recording environmental conditions and how we use GPS, radios and even sound to track wildlife.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmSustainable Planning for the Future
Come see the 3D visualization of how we are redesigning our city centres as people-friendly spaces or how storm surges and climate change will impact them.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmFood Production and the Environment
Measure the environmental impacts of growing tropical crops poorly or well.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmPopping Corn
Come and see the variety of chemical engineering reactor principles and practices that are involved through the operation of a standard commercial popcorn machine.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmGet Hands On With Our Native Wildlife
Come see the wildlife we regularly encounter in our courses and research. Talk to us to get a better understanding of the skills they need to survive and see the various methods used to sample them.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmAquaculture is a Growing Industry
See how JCU is leading the way to growing better tasting barramundi, bigger and more resilient prawns, and using algae as alternative fuel and fertilizer sources.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmReef Islands and Environmental Change
What are reef islands made of? Why are they important? What is their future?
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmBiosecurity is Vital to Australia
We are at the leading edge of understanding how to control and eliminate a number of Australia’s biosecurity threats. Come see the latest technology for catching cane toads or hear how we will be using honey bees to find invasive species.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmEngineering and the Internet of Things – It is all connected
Discover JCU’s new world-leading program, Electronic Systems and the Internet of Things. Become an Engineer for the day and combine traditional engineering fundamentals with a high tech outlook solving practical problems both in the natural and built environments.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmMechanical Engineering - JCU Motorsport Car and Simulator
Taking JCU to the raceway. Discover what is involved in building a Formula SAE car.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmCyclone Testing Station
Get involved with some of the natural disaster program activities – see a tornado simulator, storm surge computer activity and the effects of wind on a roof.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmEarthquake Simulation
Simulate the impact of earth quake with different frequency on simple structures.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmRace a Remote-Controlled Robot
Join the JCU Robotics and Electronics student club and see some racing robots in action.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am -3pmChemical Engineering
Discover how Chemical Engineering is helping to solve current world problems and see chemical processes in action.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmCivil Engineering
Civil engineers design, construct and maintain our built environment. See what creative solutions civil engineering can achieve in shaping our future.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmPhysics Show
Using electricity, liquid nitrogen, lasers, crystals and lights, the show will dazzle and excite anyone with a curiosity about how things work.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmThe Chemistry Experience
Enjoy a crazy science experience with handson experiments that will see you writing and decoding secret spy messages, building crazy molecules and catching gas in a balloon.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11am - 3pmIs it Gold in My Pan?
Learn how to pan for gold and experience the rush of spotting glittering specks in your pan. Get gold fever with this hands on experience.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct
11.30am | 12pm | 12.30pm | 1pm | 1.30pm | 2pm | 2.30pmVolcano Eruption
See how a soft drink bottle, some very cold liquid and a little bit of physics can simulate a phreatomagmatic eruption.
Science and Engineering Marquee | Central Open Day Precinct

Experience The Science Place

JCU is launching The Science Place to the community

In conjunction with Open Day this year we are launching our new Science Place Project.

The Science Place is an $80 million teaching and learning facility that will promote the sciences and encourage interest in science-based careers in the wider community, collocate the JCU science community on the Townsville campus, and foster interdisciplinary interactions.

To take a tour of this new facility, jump on our shuttle bus near Education Central and hop off at bus stop 3.

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