The Science and Engineering Challenge is a nationwide outreach program led by the University of Newcastle in conjunction with various partners and sponsors, and is designed to inspire high school students in Year 10 to consider a future career in Science and Engineering by choosing to study the enabling sciences in Years 11 and 12.
Budding young scientists and engineers gather at locations around Australia, participating in a range of exciting hands-on activities that are designed to demonstrate the varied and practical elements of a career in the disciplines of science and engineering.
Following regional and ‘Super Challenge’ events, the Challenge culminates in a National Final, which will be held in Adelaide on Wednesday, 29 October this year.
The Science and Engineering Challenge works with the University’s Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment and the Faculty of Science and Information Technology to ensure a lasting, positive impact is made on the students.
Last year, the Science and Engineering Challenge involved more than 24,000 students from almost 800 schools across Australia, an overwhelming majority of whom found the challenge rewarding and informative about relevant potential careers.
Coming Up for the Science and Engineering Challenge
The Ausgrid Newcastle Regional Challenge will be held at the University of Newcastle from 28 July to 1 August, 2014.
The Ausgrid Northern NSW Super Challenge event will take place from 26 to 28 August, 2014.
For the full 2014 Science and Engineering Challenge Events Calendar, including other regions and states, click here.
Visit the Science and Engineering Challenge on Facebook for news and photos as schools compete in events taking place around Australia.