VU Space School is a science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) outreach program for high school students, with a focus on space and space exploration. Our goal is to inspire future generations of scientists, space explorers, and innovators who will contribute to positive social change.
Our program is run by two amazing teams: the Activity Development Team and the Program Management Team. You can choose whether you would like to take part in developing space-themed workshops, or contribute to managing the VU Space School program in a business, media or event-management role.
Flying with VU Space School, you'll have the opportunity to practise your skills in real-life situations to further your self-development and industrial experience, and to make valuable connections in the VU Community. We welcome students from all backgrounds to join us in this thrilling expedition!
Current STEM workshops include:
- Rocket Challenge: Become a rocket scientist to design and build a rocket which can launch up to 60 metres!
- Martian Lander Challenge: Test your creativity by building a capsule to protect your egg sufficiently to survive a Martian landing!
- Martian Rover Challenge: Become an engineer and IT specialist, designing and programming an autonomous robotic rover to traverse on Martian terrain to collect valuable specimens.
- Mission-2-Mars: Take part in an inter-school competition where young entrepreneurs compete to successfully complete the Earth to Mars expedition!
If you are passionate about innovative opportunities to test yourself, then VU Space School is the program for you! Time commitment is at least 2 hours per week.