Budding engineers compete
A TEAM of Gympie State High students competed against six other schools from throughout Wide Bay in a Science and Engineering Challenge at Hervey Bay on Monday.
It was the first time the school was involved in the event and it was awarded an overall second place against six other schools, all well trained in the competition.
Students from Years nine and 10 engaged in a series of engineering challenges, building bridges, Mars rovers, energy efficient homes and balloon powered cars to name a few.
Science teacher Tony Grudzinski said second was a great achievement considering they had never been there before. He said the purpose of being involved was to try and boost the science and technology achievements of the school and to inspire students to study science and engineering at a senior level.
Year 10 student Anton Kurtz said it was an interesting event where they learned a lot about engineering.
“It was all about problem solving,” he said. “We gained a lot of experience that we can pass on to the students who take up the challenge next year.”