The Science and Engineering Challenge is a national program that aims to get students excited about careers in Science and Engineering. It is an inter-school competition where students participate in a series of activities related to real-world applications. On Wednesday 22 March, a group of 19 GCC students from Years 8-9 travelled to the University of the Sunshine Coast. In teams they completed each challenge, having fun, learning to work as a team and solving problems. Students designed, built and tested the following: a model aircraft; a building to withstand an earthquake; a Mars moon buggy; a telecommunications network; and a bridge to hold a heavy train. Our students excelled in working together to solve each challenge and had a great deal of fun. Overall, GCC came 6th out of the 8 schools which participated. The students gained an appreciation for the range of opportunities that STEM careers offer. Many thanks must go to Miss Ford for helping on the day.
GCC students participating in the UniSC Science and Engineering Challenge
Fenton Doolan, Head of Science