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Darling Downs Science and Engineering Challenge

24 - 27 MAY 2021
USQ Toowoomba

The Darling Downs Science and Engineering Challenge is held at USQ each year and allows Year 9 and 10 students to engage in a set of fun and competitive activities involving principles of science, engineering and technology. The Challenge:

  • provides students with a challenge and a selection of materials to complete the set task
  • immediately engages students in activities with a minimum of introduction and theory
  • allows students to explore scientific principles for themselves rather than being guided to a predetermined answer.

2021 Dates

In 2021, the Challenge will be held over the following four days:

  • Monday 24 May
  • Tuesday 25 May
  • Wednesday 26 May
  • Thursday 27 May

Each day, eight different schools will compete against each other. At the end of the four days, the team with the most points will receive a trophy and go on to compete at the State Final 'Super Challenge'.


Gold sponsors

Rotary Club of Toowoomba East

 Rotary Club of Toowoomba East


Silver sponsors

Ventia EasternwellToowoomba Regional Council Logo

Bronze sponsors

Ashburner Francis Consulting Engineers

Engineers Australia


Downey Engineering


Further information

For further information, please contact Erin Byles (Chair) on email or telephone 07 4631 1301.