The Science and Engineering Challenge (SEC) is a day-long hands-on event held in February each year. The event is designed to provide Secondary School students with a positive experience of science and engineering and to encourage students to look at future career pathways in the STEM area.
The Challenge is a nationwide STEM outreach program presented by the University of Newcastle in partnership with the Murray Mallee LLEN for our regions seven secondary schools. Murray Mallee LLEN is assisted on the day with volunteers from the community including local Engineers who have an interest in inspiring the students to see and experience the range of careers pathways in this industry.
Students work in small teams competing against other schools in fun and engaging hands-on activities such as designing an earthquake proof tower, building a bridge, providing electricity to a city or creating an environmentally friendly house.
Points are allocated to teams for each activity and the school with the most points are declared the winner of the event.
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