Year 10 STEM Students Represent CVC at Science and Engineering Challenge
On Monday the 1st April our Year 10 STEM class represented CVC at the Science and Engineering Challenge Presented by The University of Newcastle with support from The Rotary Club of Dalkeith.
Our students rose to the challenge of the day long competition designed to test their abilities of both science and engineering content against 7 other schools. The challenges ranged from building a cost effective bridge with craft materials, coding signals sent via optic fibre, to building a bionic hand and a suspension system for a Mars rover. The morning sessions were attacked with enthusiasm that had CVC in 3rd place by lunch time.
After lunch things became serious with new challenges and time limits looming over our bridge and flat pack building teams. Brains were taxed and a stress crept into a few teams builds. Canning Vale gave an outstanding effort with the flat pack challenge scoring 100% in both the prototype and final product scores. Our Bridge team built one of the lightest bridges and were able to support an ever increasing dynamic weight.
Final standings at the end of the event had CVC sitting in 5th place, a respectable effort for a first time competing against battle hardened schools.
Mr Smith - Science Teacher