Recently, our Year 9 and 10 Science students took part in the annual Science and Engineering Challenge and walked away with a win for the heat.
The Science and Engineering Challenge (SEC) is a nationwide STEM outreach program presented by the University of Newcastle in partnership with communities, Rotary clubs, universities and sponsors. A total of 56 teams from schools across metropolitan and country South Australia took part in their chance to put their creativity, science, mathematics and engineering skills to the test.
Endeavour College is excited to report that after winning the heat with a total 1166 points, we are placed second in South Australia overall.
Throughout the day, students were required to use aspects of science and engineering which they would not necessarily see in school. From building a light and strong model bridge that can support a trolley carrying ‘gold’ ingots from one side of a test rig to the other to building a water turbine that can harness the power of water, all our students performed admirably.
Our students will now enter the Super Challenge State Finals on Thursday 30 August where we will compete against eight other top schools for the State Cup.