Our Partners

The Science and Engineering Challenge (SEC) is one of Australia's longest running STEM engagement programs, built upon strong foundations and respectful, mutually-beneficial partnerships. Each year, hundreds of partners support the SEC including Rotary Clubs, universities, schools, businesses, industry, professional groups and individuals (see below for 2018 partners). This support usually comes in the form of financial or in-kind assistance delivered centrally in Newcastle or to local committees across Australia.

If you are interested in partnering with the SEC please contact us.

Current Program Partnerships

Rotary

Rotary have been a critical part of the SEC since its inception. The cooperation between Rotary and their communities is the key to ensuring successful events around Australia. In most regions, local Rotary clubs take the lead role in organising Challenge and Discovery Day events. They bring together local communities, businesses, schools, professional organisations and universities to support the Challenge financially and organisationally. Over 2,500 Rotarians also volunteer at events each year, which means many give up time from their jobs, businesses or families. One of the main reasons Rotary became involved with the SEC was because Rotary has a long history of working with young people, often in the area of the sciences.

  • Rotary Club of Armidale (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Bathurst (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Bathurst Daybreak (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Bathurst East (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Bega (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Belmont (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Blayney (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Bowral-Mittagong (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Cessnock (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Charlestown (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Cobar (NSW)
  • Rotary Clubs of District 9670 (NSW)*
  • Rotary Clubs of District 9675 (NSW)
  • Rotary Clubs of District 9685 (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Dubbo South (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Dubbo (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Dubbo Macquarie (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Dubbo West (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Dungog (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of East Gosford (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of East Maitland (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Erina (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Foster on Wallis (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Glen Innes (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Gloucester (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Gosford (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Gosford City (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Gosford North (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Gosford West (NSW)
  • Rotary Clubs of Goulburn region (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Great Lakes (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Inverell (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Inverell East (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Kariong Somersby (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Kempsey (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Kempsey West (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Kincumber (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Kurri Kurri (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Lake Macquarie (NSW)
  • Rotary Clubs of Macarthur region (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Maitland (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Maitland Sunrise (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Manilla (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Morisset (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Mudgee (NSW)
  • Rotary Clubs of Merimbula (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Muswellbrook (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Narrabri (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Narromine (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Nelson Bay (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Newcastle (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Newcastle Enterprise (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Newcastle Harbour (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Newcastle Sunrise (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Northlakes (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Oberon (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Old Bar (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Orange (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Pambula (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Raymond Terrace (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Rutherford-Telarah (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of South Wagga (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of South West Rocks (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Tamworth (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Tamworth First Light (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Taree (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Taree North (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Taree on Manning (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Terrigal (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of The Entrance (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Toukley (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Tuggerah (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Tuncurry Foster (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Umina Beach (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga Kooringal (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga Sunrise (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Wallsend-Maryland (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Waratah (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Warialda (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Warners Bay (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Williamtown (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Wingham (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Wollongong (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Wollundry Wagga Wagga (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Woolgoolga (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Woy Woy (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Wyong (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Young (NSW)
  • Rotary Club of Darwin North (NT)
  • Rotary Club of Mtbantua (NT)
  • Rotary Club of Alstonville (QLD)
  • Rotary Club of Ashmore (QLD)
  • Rotary Club of Beenleigh (QLD)
  • Rotary Club of Bundaberg West (QLD)
  • Rotary Club of Capalaba (QLD)
  • Rotary Club of Loganholme (QLD)
  • Rotary Club of Toowoomba East (QLD)
  • Rotary Clubs of Hervey Bay (QLD)
  • Rotary Club of Adelaide (SA)
  • Rotary Club of Berri (SA)
  • Rotary Club of Loxton (SA)
  • Rotary Club of Mount Gambier (SA)
  • Rotary Club of Murray Bridge (SA)
  • Rotary Club of Port Lincoln (SA)
  • Rotary Club of Port Pirie (SA)
  • Rotary Club of Renmark (SA)
  • Rotary Club of Waikerie (SA)
  • Rotary Club of Whyalla (SA)
  • Rotary Clubs of Tasmania (TAS)
  • Rotary Club of Bendigo (VIC)
  • Rotary Club of Bendigo South (VIC)
  • Rotary Club of Eaglehawk (VIC)
  • Rotary Club of East Geelong (VIC)
  • Rotary Club of Horsham East (VIC)
  • Rotary Club of Rochester (VIC)
  • Rotary Club of Strathdale (VIC)
  • Rotary Club of Warrnambool (VIC)
  • Rotary Club of Wendouree (VIC)
  • Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault (WA)
  • Rotary Club of Midland (WA)
  • Rotary Club of Geraldton-Greenough (WA)

*Find out more about Youth Programs in Rotary District 9670

Major Partners

Office of the Chief Scientist and EngineerGoogle AustraliaDFRAGIG

YancoalPWCSNCIGVIC Gov DEDJTRInspiring AustraliaPort of Newcastle Laing O'RourkeBHP BillitonEngineers Australia

University Partners

The SEC program began as a University of Newcastle outreach program in 2000 and is still based there. The University of Newcastle continues to provide staff, resources and a large amount of baseline funding to the program.

In addition to this, the SEC has partnered with almost 30 other universities around Australia to deliver Challenge Day and Discovery Day events in their local regions. These partnerships include funding, event management, logistics and/or staffing. This approach allows other universities to run Challenge events in their catchment areas.

  • Australian Catholic University (NSW)
  • Charles Sturt University (NSW)
  • Macquarie University (NSW)
  • University of New England (NSW)
  • University of Newcastle (NSW)
  • University of NSW (NSW)
  • University of Sydney (NSW)
  • University of Wollongong (NSW)
  • Western Sydney University (NSW)
  • Charles Darwin University (NT)
  • Central Queensland University (QLD)
  • Griffith University (QLD)
  • James Cook University (QLD)
  • Queensland University of Technology (QLD)
  • Southern Cross University (QLD)
  • University of Queensland (QLD)
  • University of Southern Queensland (QLD)
  • University of Sunshine Coast (QLD)
  • Flinders University (SA)
  • University of South Australia (SA)
  • University of Adelaide (SA)
  • University of Tasmania (TAS)
  • La Trobe University (VIC)
  • Victoria University (VIC)
  • Deakin University (VIC)
  • Curtin University (WA)

Event-Level Partners

  • Ace Gutters
  • AGL Energy
  • Alkane Resources
  • ANSTO
  • ASC St Mary's Campus
  • Astley's Plumbing and Hardware
  • Atlas Copco
  • Avondale School
  • Barnson Pty Ltd
  • Bega Cheese
  • Bendigo Bank
  • Boral Cement
  • Broader Learning
  • Burgess IGA
  • Cargill Australia
  • Cessnock HS
  • Clarence Consulting
  • Cobar Shire Council
  • Cobar Youth and Fitness Centre
  • Cotton Seed Distributors
  • CSM Mine
  • Daracon
  • Defence Force Recruiting
  • Dobsonei
  • Dollenia Pty Ltd
  • Dubbo Regional Council
  • Endeavour Mine
  • Engineers Australia
  • EnviroScience
  • Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)
  • Geolyse
  • GHD
  • Google
  • Goulburn Mulwaree Council
  • Humes Precast Concrete
  • Inspiring Australia
  • Institute of Surveyors NSW
  • Jemena Gas Networks
  • Kempsey Advisory Training Enterprises
  • Kempsey Shire Council
  • Laing O'Rourke
  • Lawrence Hearn
  • Maitland City Council
  • Manning Valley Race Club
  • Mid Coast Water
  • Mittagong RSL Club
  • Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG)
  • NSW Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer
  • NT Government (Education NT)
  • Oz Ark
  • Peak Gold Mine
  • Picton Bros
  • Port of Newcastle
  • Port Waratah Coal Services
  • Regional Australia Bank
  • Rhino Promotions
  • Riverina Water County Council
  • Santos
  • SLAM Education
  • South West Slopes Credit Union
  • St Edwards College
  • St Mary's Catholic College
  • Stockland's Jesmond
  • Stratford Coal
  • Thales
  • Tomaree HS
  • Tracworx
  • Tyree Foundation
  • We Know Travel
  • Whitehaven Coal
  • Woolgoolga Lions Club
  • Woolworths Bega
  • Yancoal
  • NT Government, Department of Education
  • INPEX
  • Power & Water
  • Rise Ventures
  • Ashburner Francis Consulting Engineers
  • BHP Billiton Mitsubushi Alliance
  • Buchanan Advanced Composites
  • Downey Engineering
  • Good Shepherd Catholic College
  • JKR Electronics
  • Nexus Infrastructure
  • Toowoomba Regional Council
  • Australian Gas Networks Ltd
  • City Council of Mount Gambier
  • Forestry SA
  • Government of South Australia
  • Grant District Council
  • Kimberly Clark Australia Millicent Mill
  • Lions Club of Mannum
  • Murray & Mallee Regional Science Hub
  • Nippy's Fruit Juices
  • Port Lincoln Community Bank (Bendigo Bank)
  • SA Power Networks
  • TAFE SA
  • Timberlink
  • Tonkin Consulting
  • Woolworths Riverland Supermarkets
  • Tasmanian State Government (Department of Education)
  • Bendigo City Council
  • Coliban Water
  • Horsham City Council
  • Manufutures
  • Telstra
  • VIC Roads
  • Victorian Regional Channels Authority
  • Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)
  • BHP Billiton