Emerging Engineers Competition 2022

Emerging Engineers Competition

Registrations for the 2022 Emerging Engineers Competition are now open. 

Hosted by OceanWorks and UWA Girls in Engineering, this year’s theme is an open challenge in engineering that combines biology, marine science, environmental science, chemistry, and physics. 

Female and non-binary students currently enrolled in Years 2-10 in schools across Western Australia or in equivalent studies in a home-school group that is registered through the Home Education unit in Western Australia are eligible to register for the competition. 

Participating students will be introduced to engineering research and development in a real-world context. Students will follow the engineering design process and criteria, to research and develop an innovative solution to address the issue of microplastics in urban waterways. 

Supported by a site visit to UWA’s Perth Crawley campus to launch the competition, students will have the opportunity to connect with experts in a range of STEM fields, experience world-class research facilities and talk to UWA academics to gain an insight to this year’s theme, ahead of embarking on their research.   

This hands-on, problem solving experience, will see participants develop transferable skills such as:

  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Communication
  • Independent research
  • Project management 
  • Teamwork

Further competition details including student registration, competition timeline and, the engineering design process can be found in the 2022 Emerging Engineers manual, available to download on the website.

Students participating must have a signed Permission to Participate form returned to competition organisers via their supervising teacher. This form and the Terms and Conditions can be downloaded from the website.

Registrations closed.

Emerging Engineers Competition Terms and Conditions [PDF, 153KB]

Emerging Engineers Competition Permission form [PDF, 156KB]

Emerging Engineers Competition Manual [PDF, 279KB]

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