Riverside Christian College will represent Queensland at the national final of University of Newcastle's Science and Engineering Challenge in Newcastle this week. 28 students left the school at 9am on October 28. The national final will be held on Friday, October 30. Photo Matthew McInerney / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Riverside Christian College will represent Queensland at the national final of University of Newcastle's Science and Engineering Challenge in Newcastle this week. 28 students left the school at 9am on October 28. The national final will be held on Friday, October 30. Photo Matthew McInerney / Fraser Coast Chronicle Matthew McInerney

Riverside to represent Queensland in science challenge

RIVERSIDE Christian College will represent Queensland at the University of Newcastle Science and Engineering Challenge national final later this week.

Head of science Debbie White and 28 students left the Maryborough campus this morning headed for the Steel City.

She said the challenge included a series of tasks based around scientific and engineering principles.

"They had a number of challenges that were about engineering and problem solving," she said.

"For example they had to build a catapult which would launch a particular-shaped and sized object into a target, or build bridges that could carry considerable weight.

Riverside Christian College will represent Queensland at the national final of University of Newcastle's Science and Engineering Challenge in Newcastle this week. 28 students left the school at 9am on October 28. The national final will be held on Friday, October 30. Photo Matthew McInerney / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Riverside Christian College will represent Queensland at the national final of University of Newcastle's Science and Engineering Challenge in Newcastle this week. 28 students left the school at 9am on October 28. The national final will be held on Friday, October 30. Photo Matthew McInerney / Fraser Coast Chronicle Matthew McInerney

"In one of the challenges they had to build like a Mars Rover and use limited materials to make it handle different terrains."

Riverside beat local schools by a large margin in the regional competition, and were still winners by a considerable margin when those scores were compared with schools across the state.

The national final will be held on October 30.

Click here for more information and to watch a live stream of the event.



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