Science and Engineering Challenge
 
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CHALLENGE (SEC)

The Science and Engineering Challenge is designed to inspire year 9-10 students to consider future STEM careers by involving them in a series of fun and engaging science and engineering-based activities that would not be available in a school classroom

These activities themselves involve a wide range STEM challenges including building model bridges, planning electrical supply grids, and even building functional catapults.

This community-based program commenced in Newcastle in 2001 and now in its 18th consecutive year with the continued strong partnership between The University of Newcastle’s Faculties of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, and Rotary International’s District 9670 Rotary Clubs as community partners from Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Lower Hunter and Port Stephens areas.
 
The Challenge program also encompasses Discovery Days Challenges for year 6 primary school students.
NEWCASTLE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CHALLENGE 
Year 9 and 10 High School Challenge   
Friday 27 July, Monday 30 to Friday 3 August 2018
The University of Newcastle’s The Forum Sports and Aquatic Centre, Callaghan
 
NSW SUPER CHALLENGE (STATE FINAL) 
Year 9 and 10 High School Students         
Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 August 2018
The University of Newcastle’s The Forum Sports and Aquatic Centre, Callaghan
 
NATIONAL FINAL 2018 SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CHALLENGE IN DARWIN NT
Year 9 and 10 High School Students  
Friday 26 October 2018
Dumpty Doo Northern Territory
 
MAITLAND DISCOVERY DAY
8 to 10 August 2018
All Saint’s College St Mary’s Campus Maitland
 
LAKE MACQUARIE (WEST) DISCOVER DAY
Year 6 Primary School Students
13 and 14 August 2018
Avondale School Cooranbong
 
NEWCASTLE DISCOVERY DAY
Year 6 Primary School Students
4 to 7 September 2018
St Therese’s Primary School New Lambton
 
PORT STEPHENS DISCOVERY DAY
Year 6 Primary School Students
27 September 2018
Tomaree High School Salamander Bay
 
LAKE MACQUARIE (EAST) DISCOVERY DAY
Year 6 Primary School Students
16 to 18 October 2018
St Mary’s Catholic College Gateshead
 
CESSNOCK DISCOVERY DAY
Year 6 Primary School Students
23 and 24 October 2018
Cessnock High School
 
OUTBACK CHALLENGE (COBAR) 
Year 9 and 10 High School Students
8 May 2018   
Venue: Cobar Indoor Sports Centre
 
UPPER HUNTER CHALLENGE (MUSWELLBROOK)
Year 9 and 10 High School Students   
13 June 2018
Venue: Muswellbrook Indoor Sports Centre
 
UPPER HUNTER DISCOVERY DAYS
Year 6 Primary School Students
14 and 15 June 2018   
 
WESTERN PLAINS CHALLENGE (DUBBO)
Year 9 and 10 High School Students 
26 and 27 June 2018   
Venue: Dubbo Turf Club
 
WESTERN PLAINS DISCOVRY DAY
Year 6 Primary School Students
28 and 29 June 2018
 
For more information on sponsorship and being involved as Activity Assistants or Supervisors please contact:
Newcastle Regional Chair: Brian Atkins (Rotary Club of Waratah)
Telephone (02) 49 523 220          
Mobile: 0447 523 220