Over 150 Year 7 and 8 students from Crookwell, Murrumburrah, Boorowa and Yass participated in the ‘Build me a Future Day’ on Thursday at Crookwell High School, with Yass High School winning the competition.
The ‘Build ME a Future Day’ was hosted by The University of Newcastle’s Science and Engineering Challenge, with support from RDA Southern Inland. The focus of the event was to build on students’ awareness of the real-world application of Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM) skills. The event is aimed at inspiring students to choose STEM related subjects for their remaining years of school and hopefully pursue a career in one of these fields. The top growth jobs in the future, Project Engineering, Ambulance/Paramedics, Mining, Clinical/Medical Research and Engineering Drafting, all require STEM skills so events like this are essential for students.
The students competed in teams of two-four across eight activities and points were awarded for effectiveness and efficiency. Challenges included constructing an earthquake‐proof tower, building a bridge and designing and building artificial fingers.
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