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After winning the 2014 Fraser Coast Science and Engineering Challenge for the third consecutive year, the Aldridge State High team of 32 students will head to the Queensland Super Challenge at the University of the Sunshine Coast on 18 August. After being pipped at the post by St Joseph’s Nudgee College to place second in last year’s state finals, students are keen to get their hands on the top spot this year.
Seven schools competed in the district competition which involved exciting activities like designing Mars landing rovers, trebuchets, bridges and eco-houses.  These types of hands-on activities aim to demonstrate the varied and practical elements of a career in the disciplines of science and engineering.
Aldridge's Science Head of Department, Iain Carson said he was thrilled this year's students had continued the school's winning streak. "This is the highest score any Aldridge team has ever achieved in this competition (1248 points)."
The Challenge is a practical day of fun, teamwork and discovery.  The state winner will compete for the national title in Adelaide in October.