Spectacular Result for St Ursula’s at USQ Challenge

Darling Downs

Spectacular Result for St Ursula’s at USQ Challenge

Image Supplied:  Highfields State Secondary College - Talullah Wright, Heidi King, Zac Stritch-Hoddle and Aiden John

St Ursula’s College is the team to beat after a brilliant result at Day two of the 2017 Darling Downs Science and Engineering Challenge.

Winning six of eight activities, St Ursula’s College was named the daily winner of the competition at USQ Toowoomba’s Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre today (May 24).

Over four days, students from more than 30 local schools compete in activities such as building bridges, wiring cities, creating Mars rovers, constructing earthquake-proof towers and building a bionic hand.

St Ursula’s College Year 10 student Nina Gannon heaped praise on her classmates for their achievement and teamwork. 

“I’m really proud of how well we’ve done today, and how well we came together as a team,” she said.

Image Supplied: Darling Downs Science and Engineering Challenge Day 2 winners St Ursula’s College

The Science and Engineering Challenge is designed to encourage students to consider a future career in science and engineering by choosing to study sciences and mathematics in senior high school years.

Miss Gannon said it may have inspired her to pursue a career in engineering.

“I don’t know really what I want to do after school and activities such as this really help people to see if they would enjoy something in science and engineering,” she said.

“Now, I’m considering doing engineering after I leave school because I really enjoyed today!”

The Challenge is presented by USQ and The University of Newcastle, with sponsorship from Nexus, Rotary Toowoomba East, Toowoomba Regional Council, Engineers Australia and Ashburner Francis Consulting Engineers.

Learn more at www.usq.edu.au/science-engineering-challenge.