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Northern Rivers Science and Engineering Challenge

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The Northern Rivers Science and Engineering Challenge (NRSEC) aims to inspire and increase students' interest to study science and engineering at a senior level.

The Challenge involves 256 students each day, usually Years 9 and 10, taking part in a series of fun yet challenging and competitive activities that are designed to demonstrate the varied and practical elements of science and engineering.

The Challenge has been hosted by Southern Cross University and the Rotary Club of Alstonville since 2007 and is held annually at SCU Lismore campus, usually in June.

The 2016 NRSEC was held at the Lismore campus on 22, 23 and 24 June.

Discovery Day

Just like the Science and Engineering Challenge for high school students, Discovery Day aims to provide meaningful, hands-on experiences that challenge young people to make a difference in the world by choosing a career in science and engineering. Discovery Day is designed for year 5-6 (NSW stage 3) students which features up to 8 short engaging and hands-on science and engineering activities; simple 1-page notes and scoring; and an integral teacher's professional development workshop.

The 2016 Discovery Day was held at the Lismore campus on 27 and 28 June.


Please contact the School of Environment, Science and Engineering.
T: +61 2 6620 3650

Science and Engineering Challenge