The Fraser Coast Technology Challenge provides opportunities for students, teachers, parents and local industry to work together to design and construct a variety of human powered vehicles, solar powered machines and innovative robots that will represent the collaborative energy of teams across Australia.
The premier event encourages participants to examine and use the latest technology while considering its impact on the environment and the way people live locally and globally.
The newly branded “Fraser Coast Technology Challenge” (formerly known as the “RACQ Technology Challenge” isn’t just a once-a-year event.
School groups work throughout the year to design, build and test vehicles and machines within detailed specifications. This involves a team effort and an across-the-curriculum approach. These Teams of Students, Teachers & industry then bring their vehicles and machines to Maryborough in the Fraser Coast Region, Queensland for a colossal festival in which they can demonstrate and put their creations and skills into action and compete against entrants from across Australia.
The event is similar to the Australian International Pedal Prix in South Australia and the Energy Breakthrough Event in Maryborough, Victoria.