Sponsors & Supporters

Our naming rights sponsor: ConocoPhillips Australia

ConocoPhillips is one of the world’s largest independent oil and gas companies, operating across 17 countries and employing over 11,000 people. ConocoPhillips has been in Australia for almost two decades and has activities and operations across Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia and Timor-Leste.

As a major employer of experts within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields in Australia, ConocoPhillips recognises how vital gaining knowledge and skills in STEM is to the students of today as they navigate towards their future careers.

The company has supported The ConocoPhillips Science Experience since 2013 and remains committed to investing in the education of thousands of Australian students each year.

Not only does ConocoPhillips provide financial support as the naming rights partner, but employees also love to get involved, offering career and industry insights, delivering presentations, conducting tours and arranging site visits with the aim of engaging students in STEM.

Northern Territory

As operator of the Darwin LNG plant in the Northern Territory, ConocoPhillips offers students from the Charles Darwin University program the unique opportunity to tour the plant, gaining an insight into operations, career opportunities and the equipment and technologies that keep the plant running safely and efficiently. 

In recent years ConocoPhillips has sponsored a number of places for students from remote areas such as Arnhem Land and the Tiwi Islands to attend the program in Darwin, an experience they have absolutely loved. 


In Queensland, ConocoPhillips has a head office in Brisbane and is the operator of the Australia Pacific LNG facility located on Curtis Island, Gladstone.  ConocoPhillips employees from various engineering disciplines engage with students attending the Brisbane program through graduate panel discussions and mentoring activities.

The company began by supporting students to attend the program in Brisbane. Later, 20 students from Gladstone were funded by APLNG to attend the Brisbane program. After identifying a need for further STEM education in the Gladstone region, a local program has been developed at CQUniversity’s Gladstone campus. This program is fully funded by Australia Pacific LNG and sees around 80 students participate each year. The CQUniversity program is currently expanding to other CQUniversity campuses in Central and North Queensland.

Western Australia

In Perth, employees are spilt across the company’s head office and the Integrated Operations Support Centre (IOSC). The IOSC uses the latest technology to collaborate with, and provide technical support to, the Bayu-Undan (offshore) and Darwin LNG teams.

In WA, ConocoPhillips employees from a range of backgrounds within the STEM field present to students at each of the Perth universities, sharing their career journeys and offering an insight into the petroleum industry.

About Natural Gas

With a global rise in demand for energy, ConocoPhillips is proud of its ability to produce this energy in the form of natural gas. Natural gas is a clean energy source used everywhere from the home to the manufacturing industry and beyond. It is also playing an increasingly important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Australia is a country of vast natural resources and is a key player in providing a response to the increasing global demand for energy.

Learn more about ConocoPhillips at www.conocophillips.com.au

Learn more about natural gas at www.energyinformationaustralia.com.au

Patron - Chief Scientist for Australia.

The Foundation’s Major Supporters

Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA)
ASTA promotes the program to schools and its members, who also serve on organising committees.

Rotary clubs promote the program, contact schools, sponsor many students to attend, participate actively in organising program's and in providing social activities.

Universities and Tertiary Institutions
Universities and tertiary institutions organise and conduct the programs on their campuses and surrounding facilities and provide a director, presenters, laboratories and other resources.

Young Scientists of Australia (YSA)
Several hundred YSA members voluntarily assist universities in supervising sessions and groups, lead some sessions and conduct social activities


2018 M.P Student Sponsorships


David O'Byrne - Member for Franklin

Sarah Lovell MLC - Member for Rumney

Will Hodgman MP - Premier

Elise Archer - Member for Denison


Mick Veitch MLC - Shadow Minister for Western NSW


Hon Colin Stephen deGrussa MLC - Agricultural Region

Kyran O'Donnell - Member for Kalgoorlie

Cassie Rowe MLA - Member for Belmont

Hon Kate Doust MLC - Member for South Metropolitan Region

Hon Liza Harvey MLA - Member for Scarborough

Alannah MacTiernan MP - Division of Perth

Margaret Quirk MLA - State member for Girrawheen

Jessica Stojkovski MLA - Member for Kingsley


Hon Jacklyn ( Jackie) Trad - Deputy Priemier/ Member for South Brisbane

Sandy Bolton - Member for Noosa

Brittany Lauga - Member for Keppel

Michelle Landry MP - Federal Member for Capricornia

Michael Healy MP - Member for Cairns


Michael Gunner - Chief Minister / Member for Fannie Bay


Maria Vamvakinou MP - Federal Member for Calwell

Sue Pennicuk MLC - Member for southern Metropolitan


Blair Boyer MP - Seat of Wright