For second consecutive year, Canberra Metro proudly supported the Engineering Games which took place on 5 September 2018 at UNSW Canberra, ADFA campus. The Engineering Games provide an annual opportunity for primary and secondary school students to creatively demonstrate their design and building skills, and so cultivate an interest in engineering careers.
These ACT engineers of the future represented schools from across Canberra. In each game, students are provided with detailed specifications to build constructions such as “the Spaghetti Bridge” - a light structure capable of supporting the weight of vehicles.
Other popular projects were “the Enlightened Timer” - a timer aimed to keep a lamp on for 30 seconds, and “the Straw Tower” - a strong yet light structure, constructed from plastic drinking straws. At the end of each game, each structure and device was tested against criteria. Those whose constructs passed the test were rewarded with a prize.
Members of Canberra Metro’s Design & Construction and Operations teams were charged with timing, measuring and testing each creation. The Canberra Metro team thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to see at first hand the creative talents of those who may well be Canberra’s future engineers. The games provided a friendly and fun focused environment nurturing students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Congratulations to all the participants for their terrific effort!
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