The Australian Defense Force has launched a Nuclear-Powered Submarine Propulsion Challenge in Australian high schools today, providing a new generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students the chance to win a trip to HMAS Stirling in Western Australia to see first-hand how submarines work.
The introductory-level, nationwide program will provide teachers with learning resources to help students design their own engineering plans for submarine nuclear propulsion.
The program aims to inspire students to discover how nuclear propulsion works and how it makes submarines more capable.
The challenge is free to enter and open to all high school students in years 7–12.
The winners from each state and territory will have the opportunity to take part in an immersive submariner experience at HMAS Stirling, the home base of Australia’s Collins-class submarines.