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Tas wins big at national Science and Engineering Challenge

Launceston Christian School

The National finals of the Science and Engineering Challenge (SEC) were held in Darwin recently. 

The Challenge is a nationwide STEM outreach program presented by the University of Newcastle in partnership with communities, Rotary clubs, universities and sponsors. 

Launceston Christian School was one of 51 Tasmanian schools who competed in 2018.

This involved more than 1600 grade nine and ten students competing in the six heats state-wide during May, culminating with a State Final at the University of Tasmania's Newnham campus on Tuesday, 5 June.

After winning the State Challenge, the school moved on to take the National Title in Darwin with a score of 1320.20.

Second place went to Whitefriars College from Victoria with a score of 1178.96, and Darwin High School came a close third with 1140.82 points.

The Science and Engineering Challenge in Tasmania is run by the University of Tasmania's College of Sciences and Engineering Outreach and Engagement Team.

Published on: 16 Nov 2018 4:12pm