Regional winners in the Science and Engineering Challenge 2019
On Monday 3 June a team of thirty-two Chevalier College Year 10 science students competed in the 2019 regional Science and Engineering Challenge, presented by the University of Newcastle in partnership with Rotary and other sponsors at the Mittagong RSL Club.
The Science and Engineering Challenge is a day-long competition designed to provide Year 9 and 10 students with a positive experience of science and engineering.
After weeks of preparation, eight Chevalier teams of up to four students competed against strong competition from seven other local high schools, including Bowral High and Moss Vale High, Frensham and Oxley Colleges and Wollondilly Anglican College, in a range of activities challenging their science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills.
Challenges included a bridge build; a model table and chair; communicating codes using various coloured light transmitted through an optical fibre; design, build and use a ‘bionic hand’; constructing a tall earthquake-proof tower; constructing a vehicle to quickly transverse the undulating surface of Mars; and developing rail networks that convey trains in the most efficient way possible.
The students were creative, worked well in their teams and were competitive in all aspects of the challenge. After the many activities, an exciting and well-earned victory in the bridge build sealed the team first place for the day.
A great result for a great group of students!
The team now waits to find out if they’ll be selected to compete in the state round of the competition in Newcastle later this year.