31 of our year 10 students recently traveled to Whyalla to compete in the University of Newcastle’s Science and Engineering Challenge. In the competition groups of 4 students competed in various tasks to show their mathematics, science and engineering skills such as designing economically and energetically efficient power grids, designing and building working bionic hands and planning a coding system to transmit information through a fibre optic cable.
The students had an excellent day, getting right into their challenges and making some very impressive contraptions and designs. Special mention to the silver group, who managed to take out both of their events on the day. Formal thanks must be extended to the Port Lincoln and Whyalla Rotary Clubs, for volunteering on the day, the University of South Australia, for their work in setting up the event and subsidising travel costs, and Shaun Thomas from Port Lincoln High School for all his work in making sure that the event continues to be available to students on the Eyre Peninsula.