News • Wednesday, 14 November 2018

University partnerships demonstrate powerful community impact

The University of Newcastle has been named a leader in the higher education sector for successfully developing and driving industry collaborations that have provided significant benefits to Australian communities and beyond.

News • Monday, 1 October 2018

Kia Ora! SEC expands into New Zealand

The University of Newcastle’s award winning Science and Engineering Challenge (SEC) recently crossed the Tasman Sea to run two outreach event days in New Zealand!

News • Monday, 5 November 2018

TAS wins 2018 SEC National Final

Following a year of outreach events across Australia, the 2018 Science and Engineering Challenge (SEC) National Final was recently held in Humpty Doo (Northern Territory). Eight high schools gathered in the Top End to compete in a variety of STEM activities, with many schools making the most of their trip by visiting local Darwin attractions during their stay.

News • Thursday, 29 March 2018

SMART starts 2018 with Little Bang Discovery Club

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!


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