Science and Engineering Challenge 2017

The Science and Engineering Challenge is a national event organised by The University of Newcastle. Schools are invited to organise class-sized teams to participate in science and engineering based activities. The activities range from bridge building and catapults to earthquake-proof buildings and flat pack furniture. The challenge aims to test the students’ communication skills and creativity while channelling … Read more

Wing Threads: Flight to the Tundra

In April 2016, Zoologist Milly Formby began learning to pilot a microlight aircraft with the intention to fly from Australia to Siberia to promote urgent action for shorebirds – a group of mostly wetland-dwelling birds that perform the longest feats of migration known to the natural world. But sadly, increasing economic development means many of these birds … Read more