Students to take part in STEM Challenge

Each year the University of Newcastle runs the National Science and Engineering Challenge. Once again this event is returning to Geraldton in 2019…

On Wednesday 22 May and Thursday 23 May teams of students from primary and secondary schools from around the MidWest will participate in a full day of STEM challenges and activities such as bridge building, making catapults and producing energy from water turbines. The days are designed to fun and engaging and to encourage students to see the importance of STEM careers and skills. More information can be found at the University of Newcastle website.

This event is coordinated by the Geraldton-Greenough Rotary Club with extra financial support from the Geraldton Rotary Club and Batavia Coast Rotary Club as well as local businesses and organisations. Further sponsorship is being sought so if you can help please contact

The event will be hosted at Geraldton Grammar School where teams of up to 32 students from different schools take part in the various activities. These days cannot go ahead without the generous support of community volunteers. Parents and community members are encouraged to get involved by volunteering to help with the activities. No special expertise is required just a sense of humour and lots of energy. If you would like to help please contact the organisers.

If you would like any further information please contact Dallas Bruce at


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