I am pleased to announce that the 2017 Build Me a Future Days, sponsored by Regional Development Australia – Hunter’s ME program, will again be held in The Great Hall at the University Newcastle from Monday 22nd May to Friday 26th May.
What is ‘Build ME a Future Day?’
‘Build a Future,’ is an initiative that focuses on Year 8 students with the aim of fostering their interest in the practical, hands-on applications of STEM. It also introduces students to the University campus and resources.
This program includes a selection of design and build activities in which your school team will compete against the other schools.
During the day students will also get the opportunity to visit the Faculty of Science, and the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, and immerse themselves is some exciting experiences.
Teachers who have participated in the event in the past have indicated that it has had a significant, positive and lasting effect on the students’ approach to science and technology in the classroom.
How to be involved
If your school wishes to compete in a ‘Build ME a Future Day’ you should complete and return the enclosed nomination form by 24th April 2017.
Nominations are accepted in order of receipt – a maximum of six schools can be accommodated on each ‘Build ME a Future’ day – so please return the nomination form quickly to secure your school’s place.
Each Build ME a Future Day is designed for a group of 24 year 8 students to compete in one of the 6 experiences of the day. Please note that we may be able to accommodate smaller and larger teams on request.
This event is free of charge to schools, but schools must make their own travel arrangements to ensure students are at the venue between 9:00am and 2:30pm. Please arrive at the venue no later than 8:45 am. Lunch WILL NOT be provided, so students must bring their own lunch.
I hope that your school will be able to participate in this innovative and unique day. If you have any questions about the event please contact the Science and Engineering Challenge office on 4921 7319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember that there are only limited places available, so you must respond quickly to ensure that your students will be able to take advantage of this opportunity.
To Register: Build Me a Future Registration