Budding engineers will be competing for top honors at Charles Darwin University (CDU), when the EngQuest competition is judged on Wednesday June 20.
Hordes of primary school students will make their way to CDU’s Casuarina Campus for EngQuest judging. EngQuest is a primary schools competition run nationally as part of Engineers Australia’s 2007 Engineering Week.
Through a range of activities students will learn skills in team work and communication, design, construction and evaluation.
‘EngQuest is an engaging, hands-on way to encourage primary students interested in engineering, science and technology through innovation and entrepreneurship,’ said Bronwyn Russell, Engineers Australia Northern Division director.
‘Fun and interactive student projects combined with comprehensive resources and teacher support makes EngQuest the perfect package for primary school teachers and students across Australia.’
Students from numerous primary schools across Darwin will compete at CDU’s Casuarina Campus on Wednesday, with categories for lower, middle and upper primary students.
EngQuest is a program of Engineers Australia and is supported by the Australian Government through a Science Connections Program Grant administered by the Department of Education, Science and Training.
Year 6/7 students from Moil Primary School have been working on their projects for many weeks.
Anthony and Benjamin (pictured top right) work on their project for EngQuest, which they created with team members Jethro, Jedda and Vaanathy.
Chloe, Rebecca and Tolanda (pictured bottom right) work on Tap Tubbies, which they created with their team member Eloise.