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The final results are in! Centenary Heights State High School is the champion of the 2019 Darling Downs Science and Engineering Challenge.

Anish Roy and Sam Leahy from Centenary Heights SHS (activity – Future Power)

Centenary Heights SHS were the Day 4 winners, ahead of St Peter Claver College, St Ursula’s College, Clifton SHS, Oakey SHS, Toowoomba Christian College, Downlands College and Laidley SHS.

The school also claimed the highest score of the week, earning the Darling Downs trophy and a place at the state final.

St Ursula’s College’s Naomi Tinkler, Harriet Thomas and Ella Richert (activity – Grasping at Straws)

Toowoomba Christian College’s Harrison Job and Nicholas Burke (activity – Stringways)

The Darling Downs Science and Engineering Challenge is held at USQ each year and allows students to engage in a set of fun and competitive activities involving principles of science, engineering and technology.

Emma Thomson and Mia Bennetts from Downlands College (activity – Confounding Communications)

Jayden-Rhys Clark and Sam Ferguson from Oakey SHS (activity – Bridge)

The challenge:

  • provides students with a challenge and a selection of materials to complete the set task
  • immediately engages students in activities with a minimum of introduction and theory
  • allows students to explore scientific principles for themselves rather than being guided to a predetermined answer.

Julianne Espana from Clifton SHS (activity – Flat Pack Challenge)

Over four days (May 21-24), more than 1000 students from 30 schools competed in a series
of hands-on activities involving principles of science, engineering and technology at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Toowoomba.

 

Submitted By:
Rhianwen Whitney,
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Ph: 07 4631 2977

 Posted on : May 24, 2019

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