The Science and Engineering Challenge is a national outreach program designed to inspire students to study science and engineering.

Hunter Innovation and Science Hub


The Hunter Science Hub is a network of organizations from across the Hunter that collaborate to deliver, promote and extend the reach of community science engagement programs. It was formed in March 2014 and has been awarded three National Science week grants for projects totaling $25,000.

The Science and Engineering Challenge are very proud to be the lead organization within the Hunter that coordinates the Hub. We would also like to acknowledge the support and assistance from the Newcastle Museum.

Current Hub Members :

  • Science and Engineering Challenge
  • Newcastle Museum
  • SMART Program
  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - UON
  • Faculty of Science and IT - UON
  • Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment
  • Hunter Medical Research Institute
  • Regional Development Australia - Hunter Branch
  • Geological Survey of NSW
  • Singleton Library
  • Hunter Region Botanic Gardens
  • Australian Science Innovators
  • Scientists in Schools
  • Newcastle Astronomical Society
  • Engineers Australia - Newcastle Division
  • University of Newcastle (UON)
  • Aim High and Children's University
  • Reading Upside Down
  • Hunter Pi in the Sci
  • Tafe NSW
  • Hunter Wetland Centre
  • Cessnock City Council

We would also like to acknowledge the support from Port Waratah Coal Services to update our branding and create an interactive website for the community to interact with STEM across the Hunter. Keep your eyes peeled as it gets up and running at

Upcoming Events

National Science Week 2016 - Inaugural Hunter Science Festival

Time Event Location
13-14 August
10am - 4pm
Hunter Valley
Electric Vehicle
Newcastle Kart Racing
Club,Cameron Park
14 August
11am - 12pm
Botanic Gardens
Guided Walk
Hunter Region
Botanic Gardens
15 August
5.30pm - 7.30pm
Kids Health Public
Hunter Medical
Research Institute
16 August
9.30am - 5pm
Robotics WorkshopsCessnock High School
16 August
4pm - 5pm
CSIRO Energy Centre
CSIRO Energy Centre
16 August
HEDG Talk - Geological
Survey NSW
Newcastle Museum
17 August
9am - 5.30pm
Robogals visitSingleton Library
18 August
9am - 2.30pm

RoboCup Junior
The Forum - UoN
18 August
5pm - 6.30pm
Hunter Pi in the SciEast Maitland Library
19 August
4.30pm - 7pm
Bots & Beers Foghorn Brewhouse
20 August
10am - 12pm
Drones in the Vines Glandore Estate Wines
20 August
2 - 5pm
Time Walk –
Volcanoes, Coal and

Nobbys Surf
Lifesaving Club
21 August
10am - 2pm
Hunter Science

Newcastle Museum

Want to get involved?

Email our coordinator at:

The NSW Regional Science Hub Initiative is supported by Inspiring Australia and the NSW Government.

Inspiring Australia NSW Government