The Science and Engineering Challenge is a youth program created and run by the University of Newcastle in partnership with communities, Rotary clubs, universities and sponsors. It is designed to inspire Year 10 students to choose a future in science and engineering when considering their subjects for their final two years of high school. This year the challenge was held on 19– 23 March, 2018 at Sydney Olympic Park .
North Sydney Rotarians Geoff, Tony and Philip volunteered their time at this national event and were assigned to supervise teams in the ‘Catapult Challenge’!  After constructing their swing-arm catapult out of dowel, students gained points for length and accuracy of the flight of their projectile.
Year 10 students from many Sydney schools compete in eight different challenges which are based on Science and Engineering principles. The Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer is a principal sponsor of the Science and Engineering Challenge and organisations such as Rotary help run the event. High school students in Years 9 and 10 are provided with a hands-on experience to show that, in addition to helping to solve real-world problems, science and engineering can be fun and may even offer a potential career choice.
A great experience for students and Rotarians alike! Great work fellows!