National Science Week – Let’s get Robo-coding!

National Science Week is here from the 12-20th August. QUT is celebrating this year by welcoming Robotronica back to QUT’s Gardens Point campus to reveal the most up to date advancements and innovations in the fields of robotics and interactive design.

Get interactive and learn to program a robot at the Cubes Code-a-Robot.  Stretch your mind and hear from Professor Ron Arkin about all the sneaky things robots can do and the ethical and moral implications of this. Plus, you can meet Pepper!

Pepper the Robot meeting people

Robotronica is a one day only event to finish National Science Week off with a bang so make sure you mark it in your diaries.

Can’t wait until Robotronica to learn more about robotics and interactive design? Have a look at QUT Library’s Robotics and Mechatronics Library Subject Guide to get your innovative juice flowing.

Make sure to let us know what science inspired things you are up to this National Science Week at @QUTLibrary and using #natsciwk.

So, what’s YOUR favourite chemistry compound?


‘The Periodic table’ by Larry (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)


Calling all Chemistry compound aficionado’s! Here’s your chance to give your love of Chemical compounds an outlet into the world and onto the big screen!

QUT’s latest project for The Cube is Chem World which aims to provide an inspiring and hands-on experience of chemistry and its fundamentals. Think rockets and fireworks. And you can be a part of it! Just tell them a bit about your favourite chemistry compound and suitable submissions will be included in the project. You’ll also be acknowledged on The Cube panel and will receive a VIP invite to the launch event. Chem World will be launched on Friday 15 August during National Science Week at QUT. More info and the online entry form can be found on The Cube’s Chem World page .

So get thinking and weighing up the pros and cons of your all time favourites.

And for those who are perhaps looking to start somewhere a little more basic, the Library’s Chemical Sciences Subject guide is a great introduction to the Library’s resources in this area.