Ingenuity – creating our technology future – is an annual flagship event for the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering & Technology, and serves as a platform for students to professionally present their work to a wide range of audiences.
This unique event provides visitors with an opportunity to engage with university students, share in their experiences, and learn more about studying architecture, engineering, science, technology computer mathematical sciences at the University of Adelaide. Bringing together all the faculty's teaching disciplines across the twelve schools under the one event banner, Ingenuity delivers a collective showcase of over 300 student projects, information displays and achievements.
Ingenuity 2019 welcomed over 5,000 attendees, including nearly 3,500 primary and high school students, industry representatives, University staff and students, and general public. The event is the biggest of its kind in South Australia. Then in 2020, Ingenuity went virtual for the first time! This was due to COVID-19 restrictions, however it paved the way for us to offer Ingenuity online and in-person in 2021.
This year Ingenuity will be an in-person event again, while also offering students the opportunity to upload their projects online.
All student projects at Ingenuity 2022 will be under one of five six cross-disciplinary themes that demonstrate the relationship between areas of architecture, engineering, science, technology computer and mathematical sciences in a real-world context and were selected based on their relevance and impact on our world. The themes at Ingenuity 2022 are Healthy Society, Future Energy and Resources, Securing our Future, Transforming Technologies, our Built and Natural Environments and Space.
High school groups have the opportunity to attend an informative 20-minute presentation while visiting Ingenuity.
By beginning your your Ingenuity experience with an information session, you'll learn how to make the most of your day at the expo. You'll hear about how to navigate the event, how to vote in the People's Choice awards as well hear directly from our students about the projects they have been working on throughout the year!
STEM Academy and Women in STEM lounge
Ingenuity features our Career Zone and Women in STEM Lounge. At the STEM Academy booth, you can explore the diverse and exciting career opportunities available across science, engineering technology offerings. At the Women in STEM Lounge, you can chat to our current students about what it’s like to study a STEM degree at the University of Adelaide.
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