USQ Fraser Coast will have lots of techno activities to appeal to all ages in its tents at the RACQ Technology Challenge.
USQ Fraser Coast will have lots of techno activities to appeal to all ages in its tents at the RACQ Technology Challenge. University of Southern Queensland

Make your own slime in USQ tents at Tech Challenge

ANYONE who finds hydrogen cars, robotic drones or spaghetti towers fascinating will be in their element in the University of Southern Queensland Fraser Coast tents at Maryborough's RACQ Technology Challenge this weekend.

USQ event co-ordinator Stephanie Bayley said technology enthusiasts should have fun checking out the activities such as the octo simulator, pneumatic circuit and egg bott in the USQ tents.

"Students and adults can also test their speed on the human-powered water pump or try out the all-terrain robotic vehicles," she said.

"For even more fun, they could make their own slime, use a chemical reaction to blow up a balloon or construct a spaghetti tower."

USQ Fraser Coast executive manager Brett Langabeer said providing the activities at the tech challenge were about helping people achieve success in fun ways.

"The USQ tents also offers people a great chance to inquire about future career paths and opportunities in higher education.

"Budding engineers will be interested to know they can now kick-start their careers at USQ Fraser Coast with the Associate Degree of Engineering and Associate Degree of Construction being offered at the Fraser Coast campus from semester one, 2014.

"Offered through regular face-to-face tutorials, the new flexible delivery programs will help meet the growing demand for tertiary level engineering and construction education programs across the Fraser Coast and Wide Bay regions," Mr Langabeer said.

Maryborough's annual RACQ Technology Challenge attracts more than 2000 students from throughout Queensland to design, build and race machines that harness alternative energy through a challenging inner-city circuit.

Other state title events being contested this weekend include the Ergon Solar Model Car and Boat Challenge, Smilie Pushcarts, CO2 Dragsters and Robotics Challenge.

The USQ tents will be located in the Maryborough State High School grounds and open from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, September 14, and 8.30am to noon on Sunday, September 15.
 



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