The Australia Pacific LNG STEM Central facility opened in 2018. The facility is a partnership between Australia Pacific LNG and the University. This contemporary STEM facility and associated programs are addressing the national (and International) STEM crisis at the local level.

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What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning that involves solving real-world problems using the knowledge, understanding and skills from the four disciplines with a strong emphasis on critical and creative thinking.

STEM Central
CQUniversity Australia
Gladstone Marina Campus
Bryan Jordan Drive, Gladstone, QLD, 4680
P: +61 (0)7 4970 7277

Linda Pfeiffer – STEM Central Lead


We are a multidisciplinary team who conduct research, educational experiences, and community engagement events. We actively collaborate with local, State and National groups. We work in partnership with Government, industry, educational institutions, and community organisations, including our major partner, ConocoPhillips Australia and our other key partners: 

BOP Industries

Boyne Island Environmental Education Centre

Fitzroy Basin Association

Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership


Inspiring Australia

Queensland Museum


Shell QGC

She Maps

Techgirls Movement Foundation