RDA Hunter’s ME Program launched its new GIRLS WITH A MISSION program on Tuesday, 20th and Wednesday 21st September 2022. The brand-new program, delivered in partnership with TAFE NSW, aims to increase female student awareness of aviation and electrotechnology skills and careers in the aviation industry locally. Four girls from each of five Hunter high [...]
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Over six days during the recent winter school holidays, 20 SPCC students from Middle and Senior School competed in the International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge. The SPCC Newcastle Senior School team came FIRST in the High School division, and the SPCC Newcastle Middle School team came FIRST in the Middle School division, placing them FIRST and [...]
RDA Hunter’s third annual Defence Industry Technology & Careers Expo was held at Murrook Cultural Centre, Williamtown, on 16th March. Students from six Hunter high schools as well as TAFE and University students experienced hands-on access to high-tech Defence equipment and liaised with Hunter Defence industry representatives. At the event, students explored interactive STEM installations, hands-on aerospace [...]
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lockheed Martin Code Quest® and CYBERQUEST® Competitions will be held virtually in 2022. CYBERQUEST - Saturday 2nd April, 2022 CYBERQUEST is Lockheed Martin's annual high school cyber competition. Teams of students work together to solve cybersecurity challenges in a Capture the Flag (CTF) format which includes: Multi-Step intrusion scenario, Steganography, [...]
Inspiring Future Innovators in Aviation, Space & the Environment In partnership with Hunter Defence industry prime contractor Boeing Defence Australia, RDA Hunter’s ME Program is pleased to bring a series of aerospace and engineering lesson plans to the region’s high schools. Developed by Boeing and Discovery Education in the USA, RDA Hunter has worked with [...]
2021 STEM Defence + Innovation winner Daniel Bell's advice to students considering the program is to "Bring your best ideas, no matter how crazy they may be, and watch as they become something genuinely useful that you can market and people will buy." STEM Defence + Innovation is an activity of RDA Hunter’s Department of [...]
Tuesday evening, 19th October, saw our 2021 cohort of STEM Defence + Innovation students put the skills they have learnt into practice and pitch their incredible designs to a distinguished panel of judges, Amy List from Boeing Defence Australia, and Group Captain Al Wherrett and Wing Commander Aleisha Broadhead from RAAF Base Williamtown. Students from [...]
Toronto High School Wins the International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge On Saturday 26th September, Team Toronto High of ME Program partner school Toronto High School was crowned overall winner of the six-day International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge. The international space race to fictional planet, Vulcan, saw 195 school students aged between 12 and 17 from 25 schools [...]
St Philip’s Christian College – Newcastle was crowned Champions at the 2020 NSW State & National SUBS in Schools competition at the end of last year. In only their second year participating in the competition the team took out the top spot after making significant improvements to their submarine. The SPCC Newcastle team were supported [...]
RDA Hunter and the Tech Girls Movement joined forces to deliver 5 workshops to Hunter region secondary students last week. Joining us from Sydney, Tech Girls Instructor Daniella di Santo visited San Clemente HS, Callaghan College Waratah, Newcastle Grammar School, Toronto HS and Warners Bay HS to take students through the two-hour workshops. The interactive [...]