Science & Engineering Challenge
The Rotary Club of Bendigo South has for the last 16 years conducted the Science and Engineering Challenge competition for Central Victoria. This event takes place in partnership with Newcastle University. The challenge is aimed at providing an opportunity for Year 10 students to obtain an insight into science and engineering principles with the view of assisting students to undertake these subjects in their senior school and university studies. The object being to address the shortage of science and engineering skills in Regional Victoria. In 2021 the Rotary Club of Bendigo South was scheduled to conduct the annual regional event on 23rd August and also was scheduled to conduct the National Final on 28/29th October. Unfortunately given the current state of COVID both events were cancelled and rescheduled until 2022. The Regional event and the National final will each involve approx. 250 students from 8 schools. Both of these events will be conducted in partnership with industry, Rotary, Local Government and LaTrobe University. The cost of a Regional event is $10,000 and the cost of the National Final is $20,000. It is only through these partnerships that projects of this magnitude are possible.
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