Science and Engineering Challenge
What is the Science and Engineering Challenge?
The Science and Engineering Challenge (SEC) is a nationwide STEM* outreach program presented by the University of Newcastle in partnership with communities, Rotary clubs, universities and sponsors. Through the SEC, students experience aspects of science and engineering which they would not usually see in their school environment.
The SEC, in conjunction with SMART (Science, Maths And Real Technology) runs a range of programs that focuses on inspiring students to consider a future career in science and engineering including:
- Challenge Days
- Discovery Days
- SEC in a Box
- SEC in Schools
- Build ME a Future Days
- Science Shows and Holiday Workshops
- Teacher Professional Development
*STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.