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The Science and Engineering Challenge (SEC) is a nationwide STEM outreach program lead by the University of Newcastle in conjunction with various partners and sponsors.

The SEC is designed to inspire students to pursue science and engineering careers.

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SMART starts 2018 with Little Bang Discovery Club

SMART starts 2018 with Little Bang Discovery Club

Thursday, 29 March 2018

The SMART program started 2018 off with a series of exciting school holiday science sessions. At Rutherford, Salamander Bay and Raymond Terrace libraries, junior scientists got hands on at Little Bang Discovery Club sessions. Children honed their skills in measuring, categorising and hypothesising to explore scientific principles like fluid dynamics and the physics of sound, vibration and magnets!


Year 7 and 8 STEM event a big success

Year 7 and 8 STEM event a big success

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Over 700 students from 30 Hunter high schools went head to head in the week long ‘Build ME a Future Days’ event, at the University of Newcastle in May.


$100,000 grant for Newcastle STEM outreach program

$100,000 grant for Newcastle STEM outreach program

Monday, 14 August 2017

The University of Newcastle’s innovative Science and Engineering Challenge has attracted a $100,000 grant from the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer’s office to run events and give regional schools access to exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities.


SMART continues to expand in Northern NSW

SMART continues to expand in Northern NSW

Monday, 3 July 2017

The SMART Program was excited to welcome six new presenters to the team in May: Adam, Erin, Elyse, Hayden, Kelly and Sharni, who now join Charlotte, Laura, Nathan and Stephanie! Our presenters enjoyed connecting with families, educators and service providers at the 5th annual ‘You’re Kidding Me Expo’ in Glendale on May 17th.


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