16 Students travelled down to Claremont Showgrounds for the annual Science and Engineering Challenge. Over 40 schools take part in this national event and the Western Australian heats took place this week. Students were divided into eight teams and had to work out and solve various STEM based science or engineering problems. Some of the activities were; designing an earthquake proof building, making a bionic arm, coding and decoding a language, and designing a Mars rover.
The students had a fantastic time, really enjoying the activities and the chance to get hands on with real world problems, talk to experts in the field and see where science and engineering studies could take them. Holy Cross came a respectable 5th, only losing out to our closest competitor by a handful of points. We received a certificate of participation and the students were given showbags containing lots of information about future careers in the industry.