Marist Regional College hosts the regional finals of the Science & Engineering Challenge, 2023

19 May 2023, 11:19AM

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The Harcombe Centre was abuzz on Tuesday 9 May as Marist hosted Year 9 students from right across the North West, all aiming to be crowned champions in STEM problem-solving. The event, coordinated by UTAS, in collaboration with University of Newcastle, and supported by Rotary International Club volunteers, offered students the opportunity to see that science and engineering involves creativity, innovation, problem-solving and teamwork. The overarching aim was to inspire students to consider a future career in science and engineering by choosing to study subjects such as Maths, Physics, and Chemistry in Years 11 and 12. 

As can be seen from photos taken on the day, Marist students engaged in solving problems around telecommunications, bridge building, all-terrain vehicle navigation, prosthetic construction and more. Points were scored and tallied, and the winning school (Devonport High) qualified for the State Final, whereupon that winning team has the opportunity to compete at the National Final. Our students took a very creditable top five position and students have emerged with new-found interest in careers in the STEM field. Special thanks to Mr Atifur Khan, who supported our students on the day. 

Ms Ann Burke 

STEM Coordinator