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Students test science and engineering skills in finals of statewide competition

High school students from across Tasmania are gearing up to compete for the championship title in the Science and Engineering Challenge state finals, taking place tomorrow (Tuesday, 11 April), in Burnie.

Eight teams have progressed through to the final day of the annual competition following a series of statewide heats which challenged them to problem-solve, create innovative solutions and work in teams.

Tomorrow students will participate in activities which include powering up virtual cities, inventing bionic hands, creating catapults, engineering vehicles to navigate the rough surfaces of Mars, building bridges that can withstand weights, and designing economical and durable table and chair flat packs.

The 2017 Science and Engineering Challenge finalists are: Sacred Heart College, St Aloysius Catholic College, Mount Carmel College, Riverside High School, Launceston Christian School, Burnie High School, Ulverstone High School and Devonport High School – this year’s ‘wild card’ entrant.

Published on: 10 Apr 2017 11:16am