First InspireU Camps for 2018.

24 January 2018

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit has finished the first InspireU Camps for 2018.

The Junior STEM and Senior Engineering Camps concluded with a Gala Dinner and Certificate presentation for the students.

The 43 students feedback was valuable. They reflected about what they learned and what they will take back to their schools and communities, said Manager for Outreach and Engagement Mr Sid Domic.

“The year 9 and 10 Junior STEM and the 18 Senior Engineering students were very well behaved and engaging with all the Lecturers, presenters and ATSIS Unit staff.

The feedback from organisations such as Rio Tinto, Boeing and Faculties on The University of Queensland campus, portrayed how these future students see a pathway to an engineering or STEM career.

Students took advantage of the one on one opportunities to talk to past UQ graduates, Scientist and Engineers at the Head Offices of Rio Tinto and Boeing," said Mr Domic.

Boeing’s Integrated Services and Support Chief Engineer Kathryn Burr said support of programs such as the InspireU camp were important in helping engage students early in their schooling.

“One of the best ways to inspire students to pursue a career in aerospace is to show them first-hand the exciting, cutting-edge projects our engineers work on every day,” said Burr.

“As students approach their senior years of schooling they are already beginning to make decisions about their career and we want to ensure that they consider Boeing as an option.”

The Hands-On-Aerospace activity was very popular along with the Cultural and Identity sessions

The next InspireU Camps are on the 1st July in the disciplines of Health Science and Business.

Details can be found on the ATSIS website or email to

Boeing's Kathryn Burr, Chief Engineer – Integrated Services and Support addressing the Gala Dinner.
Manager for Outreach and Engagement Sid Domic thanks the students and InspireU Co-ordinator Belle Sanewski.
InspireU student Joel Barby chats to Boeing Graduate Mechanical Engineer Karl Domjahn.
InspireU students at Boeing Defence Australia offices in Brisbane.
InspireU Senior Engineering students with Boeing Defence Australia staff in Brisbane.