Great performance at the Science and Engineering Challenge23/08/2022
On Monday 22 August, twenty-four students from Years 9 and 10 represented Catherine McAuley College (CMC) in the Science and Engineering Challenge, along with their teachers Mrs Bethany Amsing, Mr Matthew Everton and Mrs Allison Freeman, at Bendigo South East College.
Our students experienced different aspects of science and engineering through various challenges, They competed against seven other schools, participating in a fun day involving hands-on STEM activities including designing an earthquake-proof tower, providing electricity to a city and designing a bionic hand.
Points were awarded based on each group’s performance in their activities, with Catherine McAuley College finishing the day in second place, only narrowly missing out on a spot at the national final.
The challenge is a nationwide STEM outreach program presented by the University of Newcastle in partnership with rotary clubs, universities and sponsors, that focuses on inspiring students to consider science and engineering pathways.
Congratulations to all students involved. The students’ commitment to each task was phenomenal and they should be very proud of their performance.
Mrs Bethany Amsing