This activity has been postponed until further notice, following the University’s announcement to cancel all public and social events until 20 June 2020. New format/date to be adviced soon!

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How do you want to change the world?

Do you want to bring together creativity with technology? Do you want to have a positive impact on the world and love your job? Are you ready to live in a future transformed by technology?

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) are the biggest growth areas for jobs in the future.

Think about web design, astronomy, computer gaming, photography, or virtual reality - these all have roots in STEAM subjects, that crossover multiple disciplines. 

STEAM DAY is a fun, all day event hosted by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science. It will give you a chance to do hands on activities and find out about the disciplines of the future.

Find out what a day in the life of an ANU student on campus is like and make new friends with people who are interested in the same stuff as you! Explore all the future ready disciplines you can study at university, so you can make an impact on our new techy world.

So what are you waiting for? Future-proof yourself with a day of STEAM at ANU - register now!


Some examples of STEAM Day activities include: 

Password Cracking

Passwords and PINs are used to identify who you are when accessing online services. They are the first line of defence to protect your information from cyber criminals. However, weak passwords are easy for criminals to guess. Some automated software can guess 350 billion passwords per second! In this workshop, you’ll see some of the techniques criminals use and learn how to create secure passwords to protect your information.

Frequency Analysis

This session offers a taste of mathematics being used in the real world.  You'll see how some basic principles from games like Hangman can decipher sophisticated secret codes, and how 'silly' things like counting backwards can beat the system! Come and see where maths can take you!


Important information about participating in STEAM Day:

  • Designed for students in years 11-12 interested in studying across science, engineering, computing and/or arts and humanities
  • This is a free event, registration essential
  • No specific materials are required
  • No hazardous materials will be used so you are free to wear comfortable casual clothing. Enclosed shoes are recommended
  • Catering will be provided. If you have any special dietary requirements let us know before Friday 5 October or you may wish bring your own lunch
  • You will need to arrange your own transport to and from the event
  • Please note that places are limited and we may be unable to accommodate large group bookings. To discuss a group booking please email or phone (02) 6125 7429.


Limited parking is available near the Ian Ross Building 31 and Brian Anderson Building 115. 

More information: Parking options on Acton campus

Date & time

9am–3.30pm 18 Aug 2020



02 6125 7429

Updated:  1 June 2019/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing