Charles Darwin University is set to host the Northern Territory’s inaugural Science and Engineering Challenge at the Alice Springs and Casuarina campuses.
The Science and Engineering Challenge is a creative and exciting competition for high schools in Darwin and Alice Springs, and is a joint project conducted by the University of Newcastle and the local community. It aims to inspire young people to consider a career in the sciences, engineering or other technology-related areas.
The Science and Engineering Challenge will kick off at CDU’s Alice Springs Campus on 16 August and will be followed by a further two days at the Casuarina Campus from 23 August.
Regional Chair of the Northern Territory Challenge Coordinating Committee, Dan Baschiera said the committee was looking forward to the inaugural Challenge following the very successful 2006 interstate Challenge.
“This is the first year that the Northern Territory, with the support of Charles Darwin University and the Northern Division of Engineers Australia, is hosting this event,” he said.
“The Challenge represents a unique opportunity for young people in our community. The hands-on competitive nature of the Challenge allows students to experience the creative side of science and engineering in a fun atmosphere.”
The Challenge is aimed mainly at year 10 students, but Dan said some schools included younger students and they were quite welcome to compete pending school arrangements.
For more information contact Dan Baschiera on 8946 7359.