ECM Faculty Focus
We would like to thank all volunteers who assisted at this year's Science and Engineering Challenge. It was a great experience to see the young students solving the challenging problems and everyone had a great fun!
The Science and Engineering Challenge is a competition for Year 9 high school students, which aims to present science and engineering in an inspirational manner, excite the imagination of prospective students and stimulate their interest through variety of well-designed tasks.
This year activities included Gold Fever (bridge building activity), Echo Habitech (state-of-the-art ecologically friendly home building activity), World Sailing Spectacular (boat building activity), Hover Frenzy (hovercraft construction), Home Sheep Home (a sheep-trial field design), Back to the Future (students were provided with a vehicle to which they attached a propeller or fan to drive the vehicle along rails),electraCITY (power distribution simulation) and Heli Rescue (fixed arm helicopter building).
Over 2300 students from 70 schools participated in the event which was held over ten days in a series of one-day tournaments held in Bunbury, Geraldton, Perth and Rockingham-Kwinana.
State championship winner, Christ Church Grammar School, finished first after an exciting win decided in the final round of the "super challenge" held on Tuesday afternoon at Perth Convention Centre.
The Challenge is a great opportunity for students to train their planning, communication and team working skills.
To read more about the event, please visit the website.
Magdalena Matuszczyk / 6488 4277 / [email protected]