Funding boost to Science and Engineering Challenge
The University of Newcastle's Science and Engineering Challenge will continue to inspire young minds after a critical funding boost from the Australian Government.
The Challenge has been awarded $450,000 over three years under the Government's 2012 Inspiring Australia - Unlocking Australia's Potential initiative. The grant, the largest awarded in the nation, is one of 63 Unlocking Australia's Potential science communication grants announced by the Minister for Science and Research, Senator Chris Evans.
Now in its 12th year, the Challenge aims to spark high school students' interest in science and engineering and last year attracted more than 22,000 students from 812 secondary schools in 54 locations across Australia.
Professor John O'Connor, Head of the University of Newcastle's School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, said the University was thrilled by news the National Science and Engineering Challenge would continue to inspire creativity and innovation in students.
Find out more about the Science and Engineering Challenge.