“I have received the CHOOSEMATHS grant
a couple of times [to attend] different AMSI events.
It helped me to decide to do a PhD degree in mathematics.”

Xuemei Liu, University of South Australia

Program Extras

In addition to lectures and classes, AMSI Winter School offers a range of social and extra-curricular activities to help you see your research in a new light, make friends and get the most out of your Winter School experience in Brisbane.

Registration and Campus tour

Once you arrive on the QUT Gardens Point campus, come and introduce yourself, say hello and meet the Winter School team who will be your hosts for the next two weeks. We’ll even show you around campus so you feel more at home

Where: Gardens Theatre Foyer, X Block
When: Monday 1 July
Time: 8.30am – 10.00am

Official Opening

Join us as we officially open the 2019 AMSI Winter School on Computational Modelling of Heterogeneous Media. Special guest speakers to be announced.

 Where: Gardens Theatre Foyer, X Block
When: Monday 1 July
Time: 10.00am – 11.00am

Diversity in STEM Panel Session

Cheese! Wine! STEM!

We welcome all students, researchers and professionals with in interest in STEM to join us for a relaxed evening of talks, and lively discussions. This is a FREE event. Registration is essential.

Where: Gardens Theatre Foyer, X Block
When: Wednesday 3 July
Time: 6.00pm

Participant Talks

Build networks and share your work with peers from around the country.

Week 1 – each AMSI Winter School 2019 attendee will take turns to present a 15 minute talk on their research or related field of study to a small group  (approximately 6-8 of their peers) in panel sessions. At the end of each session, a secret vote is held where participants rank their peers (no one is allowed to vote for themselves) with a ‘Winner’ from each group.

 Week 2 – the group session ‘Winners’ meet in the Talk finals where they present their talk to the wider delegation of Winter School attendees. A secret vote is held at the end of the final session where audience members vote for their favourite three talks to determine the overall winner – who is awarded a prize.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions at the conclusion of each talk and build collaborative networks throughout these sessions.

 Participant abstracts are due on Monday 17 June. Please submit these to Andree McFarlane at andree.mcfarlane@qut.edu.au

 Please note: the proceedings for this school/event are not published or recorded.

Round 1A:

Where: D-Block, room D101
When: Thursday 4 July
Time: 9.00am – 11.00am

Round 1B:

Where: D-Block, room D101
When: Friday 5 July
Time: 9.00am – 9.30am

Round 2 (Finals):

Where: GP-P512
When: Tuesday 8 July
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Cube Visit 

The Cube is one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning display spaces dedicated to providing an inspiring, explorative and participatory experience of QUT’s science and engineering research. Take some time out of your classes to explore this space and get a sneak peek into how research can be applied to examine and solve real life problems.

Where: P-Block
When: Friday 5 July
Time: 6.00pm

Friday Night Social

On Friday night, after class, sit back, and relax over an informal dinner with your new friends and recap on the first week of the program and enjoy the splendour of Brisbane!

Where: Southbeach Social, 30AA Stanley Plaza, South Brisbane
When: Friday 5 July
Time: 7.00pm

(Please note: a complimentary meal will be provided for all Winter School attendees. Drinks will not be provided and will be at attendee’s own expense)

Public Lecture

The AMSI Winter School includes a Public Lecture where attendees, researchers and science enthusiasts of all kinds can come along and learn about the broader applications of the mathematical sciences and how it impacts everyday life. ALL are welcome to this FREE event.


Lecture Title: To be announced
Abstract: To be announced
Lecturer Biography: To be announced
Where: The Kindler Theatre, GP-P421, Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point campus
When: Monday 8 July
Time: TBC

End of School Dinner

Gather at Old Government House for a sit-down dinner with students, academics and special guests and celebrate two weeks of fun and maths.

Where: Old Government House, Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point campus
When: Thursday 11 July
Time: TBC

Join us as the program officially draws to a close. Wave farewell (but not goodbye!) to friends and share a round of high fives for getting through a bumper two-weeks of fun before heading home. Don’t forget to add your new friends to your socials!

Where: GP-P512
When: Friday 12 July
Time: Pre-dinner drinks 7.00pm. All guests seated by 7.30pm

Public Lecture

Join us on Monday 8 July as we have a special guest lecturer make a special presentation to students, researchers and the public.
ALL are welcome to come to this FREE event.