Bright minds rise to the Science and Engineering Challenge

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Over the past two weeks, a team of 22 enthusiastic Year 9 and 10 students attended the Science and Engineering Challenge at the University of Tasmania.

The Science and Engineering Challenge is an exhilarating day where schools compete against each other in a variety of fun and engaging hands-on activities.

Students put their problem-solving and engineering skills to the test as they built earthquake-proof towers, Mars rovers and bridges, designed communications using light, and brainstormed ways to effectively power cities.

 The St Mary’s College team did exceptionally well, taking out their Hobart heat to progress to the state finals.

Although the team did not come home with the win, students approached each task with focus and determination, demonstrating exceptional teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills. We were extremely proud of their efforts.

Dr Diana Nahodil
Learning Leader of Science 


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St Mary's College is located on the traditional lands of the muwinina people of the South East Nation. We acknowledge and deeply respect the palawa people, the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community, and all Elders past and present. We are committed to learning alongside our students and community in this place, nipaluna, and support the continued sharing of knowledge and culture.