Sapphire Coast Science & Engineering Challenge

The Science and Engineering Challenge is a National competition managed by the University of Newcastle. The Sapphire Coast Science and Engineering Challenge is the regional event and was held at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club, Kalaru on Friday 15 March 2019.

The 2019 event's major sponsor is Bega Cheese with additional sponsors being Bega Rotary, NSW Office of Chief Scientist & Engineers and GHD. Donations in kind have been offered from Woolworths Bega and Sapphire Coast Turf Club.

The event is open to secondary schools (years 9 and 10) in the south east and Monaro regions. Schools that participated in 2019 include Bega High, Eden Marine High, Lumen Christi Catholic College, South Coast Anglican College, Monaro High, St Patrick's Parish School Bombala High and Mallacooota P-12 College.

The schools competed as 6 teams with Lumen Christi partnering with St Patrick's and Bombala partnering with Mallacoota. Each school team was required to complete 8 activities on the day and the team with the highest score may progress to State Final in Newcastle in August. The National Final for 2019 will be held in Western Australia in November. This year it is congratulations to Monaro High.

The 2019 Results were Monaro High - 1062.73, Lumen Christi Catholic College/St Patrick's Parish School - 1027.98, Bega High - 944.09,   Bombala High/Mallacoota P12 College - 776.67, Sapphire Coast Anglican College -  744.12 and Eden Marine High - 688.73.

Do you want to know more about this fantastic program? Go to the University of Newcastle Challenge web site Uni of Newcastle science-and-engineering-challenge/about-us


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