Enhancing the quality of life for all Queensland communities

Queensland's largest collaboration of students, undergraduates and successful engineering professionals

IPWEAQ is proud to once again be associated with the Dream Big Project, an initiative of IPWEAQ's YIPWEAQ Chair and Ambassador, Jessica Kahl. 

Dream Big offers female students in Years 10 to 12  an opportunity to develop their understanding of what it is to be an engineer and the rewarding job prospects on offer. 

Dream Big activities are based on current engineering units and are aimed at developing skills in leadership and teamwork and to identify innovative capabilities.

At last year's events held in Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg and Mackay, students had an opportunity to design and build a Pasco trebuchet, engineer a structure in the Marshmallow Challenge, program Lego robots in RobotC software, participate in a future city build design jam and be empowered by presentations from accomplished engineers. 


30 April 2018

Gladstone -  CQUniversity Gladstone Marina Campus

28 May 2018

Bundaberg -  CQUniversity Bundaberg Campus

25 June 2018

Mackay - CQUniversity

Mackay Campus

IPWEAQ is proud to be associated with the Dream Big Project which has - for two consecutive years - been awarded the CQ University Opal Award for Engaged Service Learning and Excellence and received a High Commendation from Engineers Australia in their 2015 Gender Diversity Awards. 

Engineering is a rewarding career particularly for those in the public works sector who have an opportunity to improve our communities. We support the role Jessica and her team play in encouraging girls in high school to consider this path. Society benefits when men and women are involved equally in leadership roles and we encourage more women to enter our sector to contribute their thoughts and ideas for the greater good.

Thank you to everyone who participated in what has become the largest collaboration of students, undergraduates and successful engineering professionals in Queensland.