Over four days, Year 9 and 10 students will engage in a set of fun and competitive activities involving principles of science, engineering, and technology.
• 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.
Each day, eight different schools will compete against each other. At the end of the four days, the team with the most points will receive a trophy and go on to compete at the State Final 'Super Challenge'.
Today, students will also have a special visitor - Boston Spot Mini Robot Dog, a four-legged walking robot that can traverse uneven terrains, climb stairs, avoid obstacles, and autonomously navigate. This new level of mobility opens up many opportunities for research projects at the University of Southern Queensland.
Darling Downs and Science Engineering Challenge
Students meet Spot the Robotic Dog
Monday, May 24 at 9am
University of Southern Queensland Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students) Professor Josh Pienaar
High School Students
Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre, Baker Street, University of Southern Queensland
Paul Valdez, Henry Borres, Thamu Soe and Jeremiah Diete from Millmerran State School P-10 (activity - Return to Mars)