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 will be held at the Sapphire Coast Turf Club, Kalaru on Friday 15 March 2019.

The 2018 event's major sponsor was Bega Cheese with additional sponsors being Bendigo Bank, Bega Rotary, Office of Chief Scientist & Engineers and GHD. Donations in kind were received 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 include Bega High, Eden Marine High, Lumen Christi Catholic College, South Coast Anglican College, Monaro High, St Patrick's Parish School/Bombala High. The same schools have already expressed an interest for 2019 with the addition of Mallacooota P-12 College.

Each school is required to complete 8 activities on the day and the school with the highest score will progress to State Final in Newcastle. The National Final for 2018 was held in Darwin in November.

The 2018 Results were Bega High - 1068.39, Sapphire Anglican College - 1021.45, Bombala High/St Patrick's Parish School - 972.68, Monaro - 929.8, Lumen Christi Catholic College - 806.88 and Eden Marine High - 616.54.

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