Science and Engineering Challenge 2022

In collaboration with University of Newcastle

Thank you to everyone who helped us to make this event a success!

Expressions of interest for the 2023 Science and Engineering Challenge are open now please contact mieevents@usc.edu.au for more details

About

The Science and Engineering Challenge is a day-long competition designed to provide Year 10 (or Year 9) students with a positive experience of science and engineering.

The 2022 Science and Engineering challenge was a huge success. We thank all the schools, organiser and volunteers for coming together for an amazing 3 days. We had a total of 19 schools and 477 Students take part!

3 days
19 Schools
477 Students

Science and Engineering Challenge 2022

Congratulations to all the teams who competed in the 2022 Challenge!

Day 1

Winners – Pacific Lutheran College – 1258.08 pts
2nd – Gympie State High School – 1248.79
3rd – Good Samaritan Catholic College – 1228.55
4th – Victory College – 1143.10
5th – St Andrew’s Anglican College – 879.47

Day 2

Winners Noosa District State High School – 1329.41 pts
2nd – Beerwah State High School – 1303.06
3rd – St John’s College – 1275.20
4th – Matthew Flinders Anglican College – 1259.14
5th – Good Shepherd Lutheran College – 1228.22
6th – Sunshine Beach State High School – 1200.67
7th – Caloundra State High School – 984.07

Day 3

Winners – Mountain Creek State High School – 1332.77 pts
2nd
– Meridan State College – 1312.08pts
3rd
– Coolum State High School – 1170.09
4th
– Sunshine Coast Grammar School – 1145.91
5th
– Caloundra City Private School – 1095.88
6th – Burnside State High School – 1033.72
7th
– Glasshouse Christian College – 736.81

How does it work?

Each school bring a team of between 16 and 32 students. Each school “team” is divided into 8 groups of 2 to 4 students. There are 8 activities to participate in. Students are awarded points for each activity and the school with the most cumulative points at the end of the day is declared the winner! Here is the list of activities being offered in 2022.

The highlight of the challenge for me was learning there’s many ways to solve a problem

Students are awarded points for each activity and the school with the most cumulative points at the end of the day is declared the winner! Here is the list of activities being offered in 2022.

The SEC, in collaboration with the University of Newcastle, encourages students to consider a career in science or engineering while engaging in exciting competition.

More information about the challenge, competition and activities can also be found on the University of Newcastle website:

https://www.newcastle.edu.au/faculty/engineering-and-built-environment/science-and-engineering-challenge

Science and Engineering Challenge 2023

Expressions of interest for the 2023 Science and Engineering Challenge are now open, the dates are below. Please contact mieevents@usc.edu.au for details

  • Sunshine Coast SEC – Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd March (3 days)             
  • Moreton Bay SEC – Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th March (Discovery Day for Primary Students) (2 days)
  • Fraser Coast SEC – Thursday 11th May (1 day)
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