Winner of the national final in Dubbo of the University of Newcastle’s 2017 Science and Engineering Challenge will get a behind-the-scenes tour of Google headquarters in Sydney.
This year 18,975 students from 732 high schools across Australia have taken part in the challenge in the hope of getting to the final on Friday.
Winning high school teams from six states and one territory will compete in a series of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities.
Wild card entry, Dubbo’s Macquarie Anglican Grammar, will also vie for the title of 2017 champion.
The challenge has been held in Dubbo since 2017.
Rotary clubs in Dubbo, Narromine, Wellington and Mudgee organise, supervise and sponsor the event.
All Saints College St Peter’s Campus in NSW will compete in the final along with Bendigo South East College from Victoria, Darwin Middle School from the Northern Territory, Hale School from Western Australia, Launceston Christian School from Tasmania, Riverside Christian College from Queensland and Temple Christian College from South Australia.