The Christian College team are now State Champions in the Science and Engineering Challenge. The team of 19 Year 10 students, had already won the regional qualifier in May and then recently competed against r seven other school winners from across Victoria at Deakin University.
The event comprised 8 engineering problems that each team have to solve. Working in small teams the students are assigned one task. This year this included construction of a model sky-scraper, assembling a ‘Mars Rover’ and designing a satellite dish.
The final decisive event involved the ‘Bridge Buster’ where a 10kg truck rolls over a bridge made from tape and thin strips of balsa wood. The usual result earned the truck its name. The Christian College bridge shuddered but did not give way resulting in a narrow victory to our team.
‘This event is unique in that the students gain a sense of what Science and Engineering careers involve’ said Science teacher Nick Ward after the competition.
The Christian College community congratulates all the students who were part of the successful team.
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