2019 Annual New Zealand Engineering Science competition
The annual New Zealand Engineering Science competition is a problem solving event for teams of senior secondary students organised by the University of Auckland's Department of Engineering Science, and sponsored by Orion Health and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. This fun and challenging competition is for teams of three or four Year 12 or 13 students who are interested in Mathematics and Science.
About the competition:
- On the day of the competition, teams will receive an open-ended science related question. No specialist knowledge will be required to understand the question. However, a good range of problem solving skills will be required to formulate an appropriate answer.
- When answering the question, teams are encouraged to use mathematical modelling techniques. The required skills are often taught in mathematics or physics classes. After developing a mathematical model, it should be evaluated (i.e. used to deduce results and draw conclusions).
- Depending on your model, teams may find a computer with a spreadsheet application a helpful tool. Other teams may decide to develop their own computer code.
The first prize is $6,000, and there are two runner-up prizes of $2,000.
Congratulations on an amazing result.