The Science and Engineering Challenge is a joint project run in partnership with the University of Newcastle. The challenge exposes primary and secondary students to the wonders of science and engineering through a series of problem solving activities with the aim to inspire students to consider a career in these areas.
From 14 March to the 16 March 2017 over 600 Tamworth school students attended the Challenge working their way through a variety of activities such as bridge building, catapult building, Mars rover buggies and even a robotic hand.
Shenhua staff have been involved in the Challenge since 2014 providing much needed assistance to advise and guide students through the many varied and involved challenges, to judging the finished projects.
Shenhua Community Liaison Officer, Debbie Watson, said, "With a shortage of scientists and engineers in Australia it is very fulfilling for our staff to be able to assist the Science and Engineering Challenge and to help ensure the students experience a positive outcome from the event."
Shenhua's Senior Manager of General Affairs, Li Hao, supervising students in the Science and Engineering Challenge of creating a robotic hand.