National Science Week 13th-21st August

National Science Week 13th-21st August

National Science Week, 13-21 August, has a huge program of exciting activities. The Queen Street Mall fitness challenge is an attempt at the Guinness World Record for the largest practical science lesson. In Mackay, 16 schools lodged teams in the Aurecon Bridge Building Competition. The 2016 schools theme is Drones, Droids and Robots.

Some of the competitions being held around the country include Robogals Science Challenge, UNSW Bragg Student Prize for Science Writing, a Crystal Growing Competition, Win an Ozobot 2.0.

To enter the Ozobot competition, entrants are asked: “What question would you ask a talking robot if you had the chance?”

For more events and competitions held during National Science Week, head here:

Dennis is an Electrical and Control Systems Engineer and was appointed President of Startup Mackay Inc. in June 2016. He is a member of Engineers Australia, AISA, MITN, DMLA within the Education, Training, Research and Innovation Pillar, and the Reference Group for the Digital Economy Strategy. He has also been inducted into the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion program where he aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age. You can follow Dennis on Twitter @DenMurphy or connect with him on LinkedIn (


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